Over the weekend, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed HB 85 in law. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
The bill, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act prohibits state and local cooperation with federal officials that attempt to enforce any laws, rules, orders, or actions that violate the Second Amendment rights of Missourians. Speaking Saturday, at the bill signing at a shooting range in Lee Summit, Governor Mike Parson says HB 85 limits 2nd Amendment overreach by the federal government. “When the Federal government seems to want to tell us what we’re supposed to believe. It’s the opposite of that. We’re the ones that are representing the people of the United States of America, we are. And trust me, the states are the firewall to the federal government, if we haven’t learned that in the last 14 months I don’t know when we’re ever going to get that.”
Under HB 85, any person or entity who deprives a Missouri citizen of their right to bear arms could be liable to up to $50,000 per occurrence.