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Missouri's Second Amendment Supporters See Second Chance to Protect Gun Rights

Matt Vespa
By Matt Vespa | January 15, 2014 | 4:56 PM EST

Missouri's Second Amendment supporters failed in their efforts to prevent federal agents from enforcing new anti-gun regulations, so they're looking to a new strategy: getting other pro-Second Amendment (aka pro-Constitution) states to band together in defying new gun regulations.

Advocates of this new strategy feel that it'll be more difficult for the federal government to disregard  state efforts to protect Americans' constitutional rights, according to the Associated Press.

While last year's Missouri bill intended to curb federal encroachment on law-abiding gun owners was vetoed by Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon, this year's bill introduced last week would delay the start date for several years to allow other states to join.  Nixon's veto fell short of override by one vote last year, so pro-gun legislators obviously haven't lost their confidence on this issue - and rightfully so.

The AP added, "[U]nder the Missouri legislation, federal law enforcement officers could face misdemeanor charges punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for attempting to enforce federal laws considered to be 'infringements on the right to keep and bear arms.'"

These efforts came after President Obama proposed more extraneous gun regulations on law-abiding citizens after Newton.

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