Capitol Report: 2nd Amendment rights, broadband internet, pandemic family benefit transfer program

Capitol Report: 2nd Amendment rights, broadband internet, pandemic family benefit transfer program

Note: The following Capitol Report is from Missouri House District 6 Representative Ed Lewis from Moberly during a time when the state legislature is not in regular session for the week of June 21-25. Rep. Lewis can be reached by calling 573-751-6566 or email at: Ed.Lewis@housemo.gov. ——– ———- ——– Lawmakers took action during the 2021 legislative session to protect the Second Amendment rights of Missourians against an overreaching federal government. This week Gov. Parson signed the legislation approved by the General Assembly to create the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HBs 85 & 310). The act is meant to protect law-abiding gun owners from potential gun control legislation that could be passed in Washington, D.C. It states that laws and other actions that prohibit the manufacture, ownership, and use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition within Missouri exceed the powers granted to the federal government. It also declares that all federal laws, acts, and orders that infringe on Missourians’ second amendment rights are invalid in the state. Gov. Parson said the bill “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.” The bill 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. Additionally, the bill is an acknowledgment that the right to keep and bear arms […]

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