Jackson County legislators vote narrowly to support challenge of Missouri gun law

The origins of the Second Amendment The Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. But why did the Founding Fathers create it and how did it become a part of the Bill of Rights? By Nicole L. Cvetnic captions and subtitles off, selected The Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. But why did the Founding Fathers create it and how did it become a part of the Bill of Rights? By Nicole L. Cvetnic Jackson County will join St. Louis and St. Louis County in a lawsuit filed last month challenging a new state law that forbids Missouri law enforcement agencies from enforcing certain federal gun laws. At the urging of Jackson County Executive Frank White, the county legislature narrowly voted Tuesday to intervene in the litigation against the state law, which the four sponsors of the resolution claim is likely unconstitutional and at odds with efforts to ensure public safety. Legislator Ron Finley joined the sponsors, fellow Democrats Crystal Williams, Scott Burnett, Jalen Anderson and Tony Miller, in instructing the county counselor to file a brief in support of the court challenge to House Bill 85. It was passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike Parson last month. The two Republicans on the county legislature, Theresa Galvin and Jeannie Lauer, opposed the challenge to the measure, also known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Also voting no was Dan Tarwater, a Democrat who […]

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