According to Ron Calzone at Missouri First, even though the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act senate version was rejected by the house yesterday, it’s “poised to pass.”
The house sponsor, Doug Funderburk, wants to remove penalties from the bill – known as the “ineligibility clause.”
This clause says that any federal official who violates a Missourian’s right to keep and bear arms is forever ineligible from taking a Missouri law-enforcement job. It closes a loophole that would otherwise help feds to claim something called “Supremacy Clause immunity.” The short version, in practice, is that the feds could deputize local law enforcement to carry out federal enforcement. Then, that local law enforcement officer would be able to violate the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act, claiming that they were acting as a federal officer and not a state officer (the latter of which would be prohibited from enforcing federal gun control measures).
Read the actual clause here: http://www.mofirst.org/?page=issues/nullification/SAPA/HB1439-Detailed.php?tab=1.470
Residents of St. Charles, MO can take action.
Please send Rep. Funderburk an email right away (don’t call) — tell him you’re from St. Charles and want the ineligibility clause left in HB1439
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