Missouri Governor: “We Can Correct” Issues Caused By “Sanctuary” Law

Missouri Governor: “We Can Correct” Issues Caused By “Sanctuary” Law

Missouri governor acknowledges complications caused by “Second Amendment Sanctuary” act. The law, which just took effect late last month, essentially blocks local and state law enforcement from enforcing federal gun regulations. In practice, though, law enforcement officials from across the state have said its broad restrictions block police from participating in federal efforts to prosecute gun crimes and restrict trafficking. Though it’s only been in effect for a few weeks, state troopers are no longer working with federal agents on cases involving guns, and several departments have stopped participating in a federal ballistics database. One Missouri police chief even resigned over it . While Governor Mike Parson is still defending the law he signed, he told news station KMOV that the Legislature will need to reassess some aspects of it that are causing problems. “I think there are some things we can correct,” he said. Nationwide, more than 1,000 localities and at least 17 states have passed some type of so-called Second Amendment sanctuary law. A school district banned backpacks to prevent shootings. Students came up with some peculiar alternatives. After a 13-year-old student was found with a gun in her backpack , four schools in Rigby, Idaho, have banned backpacks in a “precautionary measure” to prevent violence. Since then, TikTok videos have captured students carrying their textbooks and supplies in wagons, shopping carts, water coolers, strollers, and even a popcorn machine. The incident and the school district’s response came just four months after a shooting at the same […]

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