Missouri Attorney General Challenges St Louis Mayor’s Gun Grab

In late August, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones announced several gun control measures that she believes will help decrease gun violence in the city. Jones also indicated that she’s ready for officials in the state government to resist.

These proposals consist of so-called “assault weapons” bans in addition to preventing youth from getting their firearms and prohibiting homemade firearms.

“We’re ready to fight like hell at the local level to prevent gun violence, protect our babies and keep our community safe,” stated Jones. 

She claims that the city government has been able to discover loopholes in state law to pass a broad-based package of gun control laws.

Republicans in the Missouri state legislature pointed out that she has no authority to pass such laws.

“It’s null and void. They don’t have the right to do that. State laws specifically says they have no right to do that,” declared State Representative Jim Murphy.

Murphy alludes to the current state preemption law that effectively bans municipalities from passing any form of gun control.

“The attorney general would be on that in 13 seconds,” added Murphy.

Attorney General Andrew Bailey also announced that he would resist Jones’ anti-gun actions.

“Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny, and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement,” declared Bailey in a letter to Jones.

What Jones is doing here is part of Gun Control Inc’s plan to subvert red states by turning local jurisdictions into anti-gun safe spaces. 

The goal here is to build further momentum for anti-gun drives that will culminate in the creation of a full-fledged anti-gun state in the long-term. That’s if the Right is caught asleep at the wheel when it comes to its local activism. 

Hence the importance of getting involved in politics locally. 

Hopefully, more right-wingers take notice of this and start adjusting their policies accordingly.

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