I’m a huge fan of the Second Amendment sanctuary movement. I love all these communities that are stepping up and saying that they won’t enforce unconstitutional gun control laws. Since most arrests are made by local law enforcement, it’s an important stand and I’m glad to see it.
However, many of us, myself included, read way too much into these things. Just because local police won’t enforce a given law, it doesn’t mean federal officers can’t. Sure, they won’t have local cooperation, but that doesn’t really help anyone who runs afoul of those gun laws.
Yet a Missouri county is considering a measure that kind of ups the ante a bit.
One Missouri County, concerned that the federal government might infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens, passed an ordinance this month which would invalidate any such attempt by the federal government.
The Second Amendment Preservation Act of Newton County, Missouri, states:
Be it enacted by the Newton County Missouri Commission as follows: All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations passed by the Federal government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county.