Parson Signs 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

(Jefferson City, MO) Governor Mike Parson establishes the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act with the signing of House Bill 85 this weekend. The measure  prohibits state and local cooperation with federal officials that attempt to enforce any laws, rules, orders, or actions that violate the Second Amendment rights of Missourians. State Representative, Dale Wright, says the new law should hold up constitutionally.

According to Wright the bill is an acknowledgment that the right to keep and bear arms is fundamental and inalienable, and that the nation's federalist constitutional structure limits the federal government's authority over states. Under House Bill 85, any person or entity who knowingly deprives Missouri citizens of their right to bear arms, as protected by state and federal constitutions, will be liable for redress and monetary damages of $50,000 per occurrence. Local law enforcement's ability to assist federal officials in other instances remains unchanged under this legislation.