Justice Department sues Missouri over Second Amendment bill

Justice Department sues Missouri over Second Amendment bill
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The Justice Department has sued Missouri in an attempt to stop the enforcement of a measure in the state which deems some federal firearms laws invalid.

In a complaint filed Wednesday, the DOJ claims Missouri House Bill 85 is “invalid” under the Supremacy Clause, which prohibits state governments from passing laws that do not correspond with federal laws.

More commonly known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, the Missouri bill was signed into law last June by Republican Gov. Mike Parson and took effect last August. The bill, according to Parson’s office “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.”

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland accused the measure of impeding law operations in the state.

“This act impedes criminal law enforcement operations in Missouri,” Garland said in a statement. “The…

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