Federal gun law nullification bill passes Missouri House, moving through Senate (AUDIO)

Federal gun law nullification bill passes Missouri House, moving through Senate (AUDIO)

A gun law bill that passed the Missouri House Wednesday would punish a police department if an officer enforces federal gun laws. A twin of the bill is also moving through the Senate. The “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, is aimed at disregarding any federal firearms actions by the Biden administration. The fines would start at $50,000 and opponents, including some police agencies, say that amounts to defunding the police. Representative Peter Meredith, D-St. Louis City debated that with the bill’s sponsor: State Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, R-Arnold, explained the spirit of the bill: O’Fallon Republican Tony Lovasco argued that individual officers should be fined: State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, D-Kansas City, is a former member of the National Guard and a “fan of firearms,” but whose cousin was shot to death last year. The vote stayed along party lines, 107-43.

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