Originally posted by Screwed
If you are a fellow Missourian then today is a great day.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be
2 known as section 571.048, to read as follows:
571.048. 1. It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of this state, or any
2 political subdivision, or any federal firearms dealer licensed under 19 U.S.C. Section 923
3 to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal
4 government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned
5 or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains
6 exclusively within the boundaries of the state of Missouri.
7 2. Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or
8 attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal
9 government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned
10 or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains
11 exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.
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12 3. Any person in violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture, sale,
13 transfer, or possession of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition owned or
14 manufactured and retained exclusively with the boundaries of the state of Missouri may
15 request the attorney general to defend him or her for such violation.
16 4. Any federal law, rule, regulation, or order created or effective on or after
17 January 1, 2013 shall be unenforceable in the state of Missouri if the law, rule, regulation,
18 or order attempts to:
19 (1) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or any magazine of a
20 firearm; or
21 (2) Require any firearm, magazine, or other firearm accessory to be registered in
22 any manner.
Section B. Because immediate action is necessary to protect the rights of the citizens of
2 this state the enactment of section 571.048 of section A of this act is deemed necessary for the
3 immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace, and safety, and is hereby declared
4 to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and the enactment of section
5 571.048 of section A of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.
Thank God Almighty.
I can now sleep a little easier tonight knowing that this could pass.
Edit to add: Not that I personally own any firearms because I DON'T but I know people who do.
Strike that, I don't know ANYONE who does but I have heard rumors about people who do and today is a great day for THEM, NOT ME!!edit on 16-1-2013 by Screwed because: (no reason given)edit on 16-1-2013 by Screwed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tmeister182
There is an easy solution to the problem of states losing fed money if they buck the illegal gun control bs in Washington. Their legislators can make their people exempt from federal taxes and use that money for relief problem solved.
Originally posted by Libertygal
Except that the 10th limits the power of the Federal government to regulate thr states. The constitution gives no power to the Feds, it restricts them, and gives the power to the states to govern.
Originally posted by DoubleDNH
Except for the tiny fact that the Constitution specifically states in Article VI that Federal Laws trump any State Laws.
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary
Darn that pesky Constitution.
Originally posted by heyitsok
reply to post by PurpleDog UK
What would you know about it, you powerless British supplicant. God save the queen!
We own firearms so that we don't become another Hitler-era Germany. You remember Hitler right, the guy who almost conquered England? You know you would be speaking German right now and eating braunschweiger if it hadn't been for Americans and their guns.
edit on 17-1-2013 by heyitsok because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by babybunnies
You can sleep a little better at night knowing that law enforcement can't take actions to remove guns from people?
Personally, given the number of guns and crazies out there, this sort of law makes me nervous.
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
You Americans and your love and obsession with being able to buy an assault rifle and sufficient ammo to take down a small third world country............ Pathetic.... Seriously pathetic.......... Just look at yourselves, the world is laughing at you......