Rep. Eric Burlison @RepEricBurlison
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SAPA DECISION:
As the sponsor of the Second Amendment Preservation Act, I am disappointed but not surprised by the decision from an Obama-appointed, district court judge to unilaterally strike down a pro-Second Amendment law. (1/3)
The State of Missouri, not a federal judge, should determine how it spends its resources. That’s what SAPA does. I fully support Attorney General Bailey’s announcement to appeal this decision. (2/3)
I will continue to fight to protect Americans’ constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, just like I did in the Missouri State Legislature. (3/3)
What’s up? From 2021:
SS SCS HCS HBs 85 & 310 — THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
The bill establishes the “Second Amendment Preservation Act”,
(1) Declares that laws, rules, orders, or other actions that collect data, restrict or prohibit the manufacture, ownership, and use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition exclusively within this state exceed the powers granted to the federal government except to the extent they are necessary and proper for governing and regulating land and naval forces of the United States or for organizing, arming, and discipling militia forces actively employed in the service of the United States Armed Forces. Infringing actions would include any registration or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition or any registration or tracking of the ownership of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition;
(2) 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 I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution must be invalid in this state, including 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;
What else could anyone think would happen?:
March 7, 20233:34 PM CST
U.S. judge rules Missouri state gun law is unconstitutional
By Sarah N. Lynch and Nate Raymond
WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – A Missouri state law that declared several federal gun laws “invalid” is unconstitutional, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing the U.S. Justice Department a victory in its bid to get the law tossed out.
At issue was a measure Republican Governor Mike Parson signed into law in 2021 that declared that certain federal gun laws infringed on the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.
U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes in Jefferson City, Missouri, said the state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, which holds that federal laws take priority over conflicting state laws.
HB 162: Tenthers and guns, what could go wrong? (January 16, 2013)
HB 2174: Guns, check. Sort of nullification, check. (March 25, 2014)
HB 2196: blah, blah, guns, tenther drivel, blah, recycle, blah, stir… (January 13, 2016)
SS SCS HCS HBs 85 & 310 – wasting time (March 15, 2021)
Useless platitude (May 25, 2022)
The Supremacy Clause don’t mean shit (June 20, 2021)