A new bill approved by the Missouri Senate would rid the state of federal gun laws and restrict certain jobs from federal employees.
HB 1439 states that the federal government does not have the authority to restrict or prohibit the manufacturing, ownership, or the use of firearms, claiming that right falls solely to the State of Missouri.
The bill further declares “all federal laws; executive, administrative, or 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 to be invalid in this state, must not be recognized by this state, must be specifically rejected by this state, and must be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
The bill then says that besides not allowing federal state employees to help enforce federal gun laws, it would make any state federal state employee liable for damages in Missouri court if they attempt enforcement. Any federal employee who is found to be in violation of the bill would be restricted from holding any future federal jobs in the state.