Missouri county authorizes sheriff to arrest any federal agent enforcing policy that violates the 2nd Amendment

by Jenny Mount · Feb 11th, 2021 3:41 pm
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Last Updated Feb 22nd, 2021 at 6:05 pm

The Newton County Commission in Missouri has passed an ordinance that criminalizes the enforcement of any federal law that infringes upon the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

The "Second Amendment Preservation Act of Newton County Missouri" cites the state of Missouri's own constitution to further justify the legislation.

"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 of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in the county," the act reads.

The new law is meant to counter all federal policy that would track or register firearms and ammunition. Democrats in Washington, D.C., have been discussing the possibility of such policy in recent weeks.

Although it is part of the larger Second Amendment Sanctuary movement that has been spreading around the country, the Newton County policy goes a step further. It not only shields individual rights, but it gives the county sheriff "full authority to make an arrest of any and all federal agents that violate state laws and enforce regulations."

🔦 The concept of a Second Amendment Sanctuary mimics similar "sanctuary cities" commonly used against immigration policy.


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