It should be interesting after Joe Biden and his Democratic compatriots pass their draconian gun control laws if federal officers show up in Newton County, Missouri.
That county has a new ordinance that gives police officers the right and the duty to arrest the federal officers if they take a step that is considered unconstitutional.
That would make an interesting dilemma.
Although I am convinced the current court could go against the constitution and it would not surprise me a bit.
The Second Amendment Preservation Act of Newton County, Missouri, states
Be it enacted by the Newton County Missouri Commission as follows: All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations passed by the Federal government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county.
Such acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations include but are not limited to any tax levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services … any registration or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … and finally, any act, whether past, present or future passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the Federal Government and specifically any Presidential Administration which infringes on the people’s right to keep and bear arms in Newton County, Missouri shall be considered null and void by the county and not recognized by this county.
The Missouri Constitution states:
That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.
That is pretty plain language and it outlines specifically what the rights of gun owners are and would set up a fight to determine gun laws and whether it is a state or a national issue.
The constitution declares gun ownership is a right that cannot be taken away without an amendment to the constitution that could never be ratified by the states.
But, again, with this Supreme Court, you never know.