This will likely be thrown out in Federal court but Missouri is still trying to make a point. They believe that the federal government has no rights to make gun laws.
So how intimidating are Missouri’s gun lovers?
Just ask the state legislature’s Republicans and Democrats who say they will vote this month to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the inane “Second Amendment Preservation Act.”
The measure is intended to tell Washington that Missouri won’t obey any federal gun laws, old or new.
What’s more, if a federal law enforcement officer — you know, one of those pesky FBI or DEA agents — tries to enforce a U.S. law in Missouri, that officer will be arrested.
But as The Star reported Monday, the lawmakers backing the measure and trying to override the veto are trying to send a message to Washington.
It goes something like this: We’re ignorant here in Missouri and don’t know any better.
Actually here’s what Republican House Speaker Tim Jones said about the issue:
“Let’s not forget that the states were the original creators of the federal government. Not the other way around. The federal government needs to stop inserting itself into the gun debate.