The Joe Biden administration is so desperate for a left-wing political victory that it was only a matter of time before they began confiscating guns from law-abiding Americans.
Sleepy Joe and his Democrats are slowing losing the left-wing vote and, as midterms approach, they’ve determined it’s high to to show leftist voters just how radical the Biden administration really is.
This week, Joe Biden’s Department of Justice sued the state of Missouri over a state law that declares several federal gun laws “invalid.”
Missouri House Bill 85, signed into law by the governor last June, allows law enforcement officers to be penalized with fines for attempting to enforce five categories of federal gun laws, including laws on gun registration and confiscation.
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri seeking declaratory and injunctive relief prohibiting the legislation’s enforcement, argues the law is unconstitutional.
“A state cannot simply declare federal laws invalid,” Brian Boynton, principal deputy assistant attorney general, said.
“This act makes enforcement of federal firearms laws difficult and strains the important law enforcement partnerships that help keep violent criminals off the street.”
But the federal government can declare Constitutional amendments invalid? Make it make sense!
The law, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, has deterred local law enforcement from investigating certain federal gun crimes and collaborating with federal law enforcement in its investigations of those crimes, the Justice Department alleged.
The Missouri law also violates the Supremacy Clause, a provision in the Constitution that says federal laws take precedence over state laws, creating confusion about enforcement of federal laws, department officials argued.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt fired back on Wednesday, accusing the Justice Department of attacking Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.
“After their disastrous arguments in the Missouri Supreme Court last week, the Biden Department of Justice has now filed yet another partisan lawsuit that seeks to attack Missourians’ Second Amendment rights,” he said in a statement
Last week, the Supreme Court of Missouri heard arguments in a separate lawsuit seeking to strike down the law. A lawyer for Jackson County, St. Louis, and St. Louis County argued the law was unconstitutional. Nearly 60 law enforcement officials supported the lawsuit, according to the outlet.
Nearly 80% of violent crimes in Missouri are committed with guns, according to federal officials, though they fail to report how much of that 80% were illegal guns.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney