Mo. Considers Bill That Nullifies Federal Gun Control Laws
State lawmakers reassert the Tenth Amendment
January 22, 2014
The Missouri Senate’s General Laws Committee is currently considering a bill that would nullify federal firearm laws which “exceed the scope of the federal government’s authority.”
Yesterday the committee began discussing Senate Bill 613, sponsored by State Senator Brian Nieves (R-26th), which is designed to protect the gun rights of Missourians from laws that run contrary to the Second Amendment and bars state employees and public officers from aiding in the enforcement of such laws.
“This act declares as invalid all federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution,” the bill reads.
“Some laws declared invalid under this act include certain taxes, certain registration and tracking laws, certain prohibitions on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a specific type of firearm and confiscation orders.”