Laughable Missouri legislature on guns
The Kansas City Star
Missouri Republican lawmakers have taken a laughable step to counter Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen gun control.
What are they smoking in Jefferson City? About 70 lawmakers have signed on to a measure that would charge federal agents with a Class D felony if the feds tried to enforce new gun restrictions in Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that similar bills have been introduced in the Missouri Senate and House.
President Barack Obama responding to mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere on Wednesday unveiled plans to ask Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines while expanding background checks and strengthening gun-trafficking laws.
Because the courts have always ruled that federal laws trump state laws, the legislation in Missouri — even if it were to pass — would have all of the force of a belch. Even if every legislator in the state Capitol were to pass that gas, it would just stand out to most people outraged over the mass killings as offensive and nothing more.