“The gun is not the problem”: The Montage interviews State Rep. Jered Taylor

“The gun is not the problem”: The Montage interviews State Rep. Jered Taylor

Legislation aims to protect Second Amendment Rights in Missouri BY: MARY WILSON Opinions Editor The Missouri Legislature is back in session, and our elected representatives have introduced a variety of bills. These bills cover everything from controversial issues such as the Second Amendment and abortion to public schools. One bill in particular, Missouri House Bill 85, is widely monitored. The Montage interviewed Representative Jered Taylor, republican, of the state’s 139th district. Missouri House Bill 85 creates “additional protections to the right to bear arms.” Its full title is “Establishes the ‘Second Amendment Preservation Act,’ which creates additional protections to the right to bear arms.” Rep. Jered Taylor, a republican, sponsors the bill. According to the bill text, HB85 “declares that all federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules and regulations, whether past, present or future, that infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution must be invalid in this state.” The bill continues, saying that this includes “those that impose a tax, levy, fee or stamp on these items as specified in the bill, require the registration or tracking of these items or their owners; prohibit the possession, ownership, use or transfer of a firearm; or order the confiscation of these items.” This bill, if signed into law, would mean that the state of Missouri is exempt from any gun control passed in the […]

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