A total of sixty-two Missouri elected officials banded together to create a bill which would nullify any federal action that would place new restrictions or ban guns and specific types of ammunition. The bill, if passed, would make it a Class D felony for any federal official to attempt to enforce any action which impacts guns and ammo owned or manufactured in the state.
An excerpt from the bill republished by the National Review reads:
“Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.”
A Class D felonies carries a sentence of up to a four-year prison sentence. The Show Me State lawmakers who co-authored the bill appear ready to go to the mat to support the Second Amendment. Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey introduced the House Bill 170, the Gateway Pundit reports. Missouri HB170 is also known as the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.
As noted in Missouri HB170, the proposed law relates to all federal all, laws, orders, rules, statutes, or regulations from the federal government which impact firearms, ammunition, and gun accessories. The bill would give Missouri law enforcement offices the power to arrest any federal agent who tried to interfere with the Second Amendment rights of any citizen within state boundaries.
Missouri is not the only state voicing opposition to a potential semi-automatic weapons ban. Many pundits feel that a gun ban or a ban on high-capacity magazines has little chance of gaining passage in Congress. Should such a ban come to pass, how do you want your state to respond?