A full sixty six percent of voters supported Constitutional Amendment 5, which bans state enforcement of federal gun laws.
“When the federal government attempts to enforce a law, order, rule or regulation that violates the right to keep and bear arms, the state of Missouri is now required to step in and defend against that,” said Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center.
The amendment will also compel legislators to scrutinize existing gun rights restrictions in Missouri. It also removed language from the state constitution that said it “shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons.”
Boldin says that the law sets the stage for the complete nullification of federal gun laws.
“Missouri voters spoke loud and clear today. They want their state to stand in the gap and protect the right to keep and bear arms against all comers,” said Boldin. “Today was step one. Step two is now. Pass the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act, banning state enforcement of every so-called federal gun law. And from there, step three and four will be to bring gun control to an end in Missouri,” he said.