Missouri governor Mike Parson addresses the media following the announcement that 50 federal agents will be deployed to St. Louis to help local law enforcement fight violent crime at SLMPD Headquarters on Thursday, August 6, 2020. St. Louis and Memphis are the two newest cities that were announced to be apart of Operation Legend. (Chris Kohley, Regarding “ Parson will sign Second Amendment bill declaring federal gun laws ‘invalid’ in Missouri” (June 10): Gov. Mike Parson — who was in law enforcement — and his fellow Republicans passed a law stating they would not stand for the rule of federal law. What they stand for is showboating for the base because President Joe Biden dared to speak about gun control in the wake of multiple mass shootings. Meanwhile, no law-abiding citizens are having their guns seized by the government. Pamela Moller • Hannibal, Mo. Views from the editorial board, opinions from guest and national columnists plus the latest letters from our readers.