Missouri court strikes down opposition to Second Amendment Preservation Act

Missouri court strikes down opposition to Second Amendment Preservation Act

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri House Bill 85, also known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, was signed into law in June. The city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Jackson County filed suit seeking a preliminary injunction. The Circuit Court of Cole County struck down the injunction today. The new law takes full effect on August 28 and there are legal penalties if specific provisions are not enacted. The new law, “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.” The US Justice Department says that the new law is an attempt at nullification of federal gun laws. The law also allows for lawsuits against police agencies for violating Second Amendment rights with exposure of up to $50,000 per offense. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt posted his reaction to the ruling on Twitter, “Breaking: Another huge win. A Missouri judge just ruled in our favor. This time we won defending a new Missouri law protecting our #SecondAmendment rights.” �Breaking: Another huge win. A Missouri judge just ruled in our favor. This time we won defending a new Missouri law protecting our #SecondAmendment rights. St. Louis City & Co, Jackson Co & the Biden administration sought to strike down #SAPA … they were unsuccessful. #2A — Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) August 27, 2021 Supporters of the legislation, including Missouri Governor Mike Parson have said that the intent of the law is to […]

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