The Missouri House on Thursday approved a measure that subjects state and local police departments to lawsuits if officers enforce federal gun laws.
The measure carries a penalty of a minimum fine of $50,000 plus court costs if a department enforces any federal gun law that the state does not have on its books. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade, D-Springfield, pointed out that there is no upper limit included in the legislation.
The bill passed on party lines. It garnered no support from Democrats, with all 46 voting against it.
Several Democrats also noted that this law would allow domestic abusers access to firearms, because again, restricting an abuser’s rights to guns is a federal law.
Source: https://news.stlpublicradio.org/gov...e-prohibiting-enforcement-of-federal-gun-lawsThe measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.