The farther left the progressives go, the more motivated conservatives become to protect our rights and freedoms.
It’s unfortunate that it was only after Joe Biden said “No amendment in the Constitution is absolute,” in reference to our Second Amendment, that conservatives became motivated to defend the Constitution.
It shouldn’t take a threat to motivate Republicans as we must always strive to ensure our rights are not at risk in the event that a progressive like Biden somehow assumes power.
But as the saying goes, “Better late than never.”
In response to the Biden administration’s radical stance on gun control, some states are now taking action.
Gov. Mike Parsons, R-Mo., signed on Saturday HB 85 titled “Second Amendment Preservation Act” into law to “stand for the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights!”, the governor wrote on Facebook.
“This legislation I signed today draws a line in the sand and demonstrates our commitment to reject any attempt by the federal government to circumvent the fundamental right Missourians have to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property,” said Parsons.
The law bars state and local law enforcement from imposing any draconian federal rules that violate Americans’ right to bear arms.
“HB 85 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,” Parsons continued. “These protections against federal overreach are triggered if federal officials attempt to violate the state or federal constitution.”
The governor added, “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.”
Any individual or government entity that violates HB 85 will be subject to paying a fine of $50,000 per occurrence.
“HB 85 puts those in Washington D.C. on notice that here in Missouri we support responsible, law-abiding gun owners, and that we oppose government overreach and any unlawful efforts to limit our access to firearms,” the governor concluded.
Parson’s latest law comes after May marked the 17th consecutive month of record-breaking background checks performed by the FBI. More than 3,222,106 checks were conducted in May, breaking last year’s record of 3,091,455, American Military News reported.
Americans are buying up guns while they can amid recent civil unrest and the current administration’s threats to restrict gun rights.
Missouri is now the second official Second Amendment “sanctuary state,” along with Nebraska who adopted similar legislation in April.