Despite the tragic event in Newtown, Connecticut over a year ago, the push for gun control has been nothing of what leftist anti-gun advocates hoped for. While taking advantage of the Newtown tragedy by introducing legislation the thought of actually succeeding in passing law was shaky for political bobble heads. Although states like Maryland and New York passed gun restrictions, other states nullified gun laws.
Now, states are looking to capitalize on “pro-choice” efforts in regard to gun ownership. Instead of simply working within their own legislative state bodies, Missouri is looking to influence its neighbors nearby as well, and of course, working to pass nullification as well. Missouri is hoping that by passing law, which blocks particular federal gun restrictions, others like Arkansas will continue to do the same work.
The AP reported, “Missouri’s latest proposal, introduced this past week, would attempt to nullify certain federal gun control regulations from being enforced in the state and subject law enforcement officers to criminal and civil penalties for carrying out such policies.”
“We continue to see the federal government overreach their rightful bounds, and if we can create a situation where we have some unity among states, then I think it puts us in a better position to make that argument,” Missouri Senator Brian Nieves explained to reporters.