Often called Governor Hee Haw, Parson is even a laughingstock in Missouri. This law has all the makings of Pandora's box. there's discussion that enforcing any federal criminal statute might be complicated by this harebrained stunt. Could make Missouri a haven for gun runners and anyone else smart enough to exploit a huge hole in the law. We will see if this goes anywhere and if any smart crooks decide to try their luck in a state that gives them a red carpet.
"Parson, a Republican, said in a press release that the legislation 'draws a line in the sand and demonstrates our commitment to reject any attempt by the federal government to circumvent the fundamental right Missourians have to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property.'"
I have to call bullshit. The Constitution does not guarantee any individual the right to "keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property." The right to bear arms is reserved to those involved in the militia, and solely for the purpose of protecting the state.
If you disagree, please feel free to show me where in the Constitution, or any of the amendments, it says I'm wrong. I'll wait.
Heller vs DC, 2008, the SCOTUS did in fact rule that the right to bear arms is an individual right. So the government cannot ban guns outright.
Federal law supersedes State law. Fully automatic Uzi, sawed off shotguns, hand grenades, flame throwers, missile launchers are against federal laws that prohibits the right to bear those arms. Republicans are morons. Those legislators deserve to have their heads blown to pieces off their shoulders. Let's see how much they're for this bullshit then.
I have fun mental pictures of Republicans. They usually involve them wetting themselves, sucking their thumbs while in a fetal position, and/or ugly crying while holding life-size cutouts of Trump.
These images make me feel much better about being stuck in the USA.
Sadly they're not morons they're just using the system to rally their base which consists of many emotionally retarded people.
@Lorajay They're not morons? Now that's a first. And for me personally? I'll have to vehemently disagree. On my scale, they're at best morons, more likely fucking morons. But that's just me.
(PS: the word "retarded" when it was socially accepted, meant stupid/dumb/slow/moronic. Oh!!!!! And it's no longer advertising. It's an ugly word too often used to describe people with Downs Syndrome, and by and large, they aren't the "r" word.). #justsayin
The reality here is a two fold thing. Parsons is our governor but he cannot override Federal Law and nobody is trying to take our guns. My guess is that he fears he might not be re-elected so he wants to go along with Trump and Q people. We have plenty of those and Parsons may be correct on not getting re-elected.
That's what I'm thinking also. The Q-diots and Trumpists are his only hope to hold onto power and given the aren't many more conspiracy theories to hold onto, I think this is more theater than actual hopes for Missouri to actually ignore the realities of federal law.
Please don't mind me. I adore our language. But I am forced to correct your spelling. It's Misery. Not Missouri. I hope I don't offend...
LOL. What's sad is that I'm quite fond of St. Louis. This really puts a damper on my enthusiasm for that one spot in the middle that isn't just flat wasteland.
I'm sorry. There are some beautiful places there. I just have an ex-methhead/car thief from Misery.
@Larimar Sadly, it isn't city or rural. It's America. It's every nook and cranny, coast to coast. E. V. E. R. Y. W. H. E. R. E.
As one of my sisters has always avowed, there are rednecks all over the world.
Until the state does something that harms someone, no one has standing to take the state to a federal court.
This will NEVER fly. This will be thrown out in record time in some Federal Court. Even conservative Judges won't tolerate this extreme/overt snub to the Constitution.
@SeaGreenEyez Extreme/overt snub to the Constitution is a hallmark feature of the evangelical, conservative, republican cult.
@jlynn37 Indeed. This shall be interesting. With violent crime specifically gun violence, up 35-60% (depending on geography) guns are going to be a hot topic for mud-terms, and with 70% off registered voters (bipartisan) wanting more control, this very well may backfire.
Something to watch.
If you're expecting an argument here, on this site, I fear you'll be sorely disappointed. The vast majority of us are fairly well versed on the Constitution.
I can't recall anyone here, except one member I won't make here, that isn't aware the 2nd Amendment guarantees guns for a well regulated militia.
If you want an argument, however, you could try the Governor of Missouri. He seems to be seriously confused about just exactly is legal and is not, at the rung of the government ladder he's on.