Fox News reports:
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and and state Attorney General (AG) Eric Schmitt fired back on Thursday after the Justice Department (DOJ) sent a warning to the state over Parson’s recent bill he said protects residents’ Second Amendment rights.
In a letter sent Wednesday night, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws.
“Missouri is not attempting to nullify federal law,” Parson and Schmitt wrote in a letter to the DOJ’s Civil Division. “Instead, Missouri is defending its people from federal government overreach.”
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Schmitt is running for the US Senate.
🚨🚨Breaking: Missouri will fight any attempts from the federal government to encroach on Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) June 17, 2021