USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The US Supreme Court is tasked with the job of sorting out a case between the DOJ and the state of Missouri regarding House Bill 85.
Bidens DOJ doesn’t like the idea that the State of Missouri has decided to protect its citizens from an overreaching federal government and unconstitutional laws. HB85 also known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act or SAPA has really gotten under the skin of the Biden administration because it prevents gun-grabbers at the federal level from coercing with state officials for gun grabs. The law does not extend to various federal statutes, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, regulations, or other actions that collect data or restrict or prohibit the manufacture, ownership, or use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition exclusively within the borders of Missouri.
The Federal government’s complaint alleges that the restrictions within HB85 have hindered cooperation and other activities that aid federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts in creating joint Federal Task Forces against Missourians.
The legislation, which was signed into law in 2021 and sponsored by Representative Jered Taylor, invalidates federal firearms laws. Under SAPA, law enforcement agencies can be fined up to $50,000 if they enforce federal gun regulations. You can imagine how infuriated the gun grabbers would be over something like this.
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division said, “A state cannot simply declare federal laws invalid,” “This act makes enforcement of federal firearms laws difficult and strains the important law enforcement partnerships that help keep violent criminals off the street.”
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said, “After their disastrous arguments in the Missouri Supreme Court last week, the Biden Department of Justice has now filed yet another partisan lawsuit that seeks to attack Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.”
Schmitt went on to say that the attempts by the Biden Administration to invalidate HB85 are also an attempt to stop the very successful “Safer Streets Initiative” implemented in 2019. According to Schmidt, the Safer Streets Initiative has resulted in the filing of over 650 charges against nearly 390 defendants with a conviction rate of roughly 98%.
“My Office has fought to continue the initiative, but this initiative has been suspended solely because of the Biden Administration’s actions.”
So it would seem that the Biden Administration doesn’t like crime prevention unless they are the ones to determine who the criminals are. While Missouri seems very successful in its statewide focus on stopping criminal behavior, The Biden administration seems to be preoccupied with the confiscation of guns at the federal level.
HB85 clearly states, “The people of Missouri have vested the general assembly with the authority to regulate the manufacture, possession, exchange, and use of firearms within the borders of this state, subject only to the limits imposed by Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Missouri.”
Well, there it is. That pesky 2nd Amendment prevents Democrats at the federal level from violating the God-given rights of American citizens. In this case, Missourians have had enough of it.
Schmitt went on to say, “Make no mistake, the law is on our side in this case, and I intend to beat the Biden Administration in court once again,”
The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.
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