Missouri's Second Amendment Sanctuary Ruling Could Impact 1,000-plus Jurisdictions Nationally
WHAT: On March 7, 2023, a federal court in Missouri issued the first federal decision on so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary laws. These laws grew in popularity, reaching a peak in 2021, and have now been passed in several hundred jurisdictions across the country.
Judge Brian Wimes ruled that Missouri's law violated the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution and held that the statute as a whole was unconstitutional. This could have serious implications for the hundreds of other jurisdictions with such laws. In addition, there are several other legal challenges ongoing across the country. This decision is certain to result in an extensive appellate process and even possibly a redrafting of the law in an attempt to comply with the new decision.
According to U.S. LawShield, Second Amendment Sanctuary laws differ from state to state and even from municipality to municipality. They range from local ordinances simply voicing their support for the Second Amendment all the way to state-wide bans on funding for any enforcement of unconstitutional gun laws.
WHERE: Interviews & Video: Kirk Evans is available for interviews: email [email protected]. Editors/producers can also extract video of Kirk's commentary.
WHY: "The laws on firearms can differ from state to state, county to county and city to city," said Evans. "On top of that, complex judicial decisions can impact those laws instantly, without warning. Education is the key to safe, responsible gun ownership."
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