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SAPA moving in both the House and Senate!

Video explains SAPA:
SAPA Video

03/13/2020 UPDATE

HB 1637 - SAPA

The House version of SAPA reached a major milestone when the General Laws Committee voted "do pass" this week. After a simple techincal vote in the Rules committee in the coming days it will proceed to the Calendar for consideration by the whole House.

There are already enough reps co-sponsoring HB 1637 to pass it! 86 co-sponsors for HB 1637 as of March 10!

To understand just how monumental this is you have to realize that there are 163 member of the House, so it takes 82 to pass a bill. That means we already have enough votes to pass SAPA, even before going to the floor for debate.

To our knowledge, no other bill has ever had this many co-sponsors!


Drop a quick email to all the co-sponsors of HB 1637 -- tell them thanks, and to push to get SAPA to the House floor as soon as possible. Here's a list: SAPA House Co-Sponsors Link

SB 588 - SAPA

The chair of the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee has finally allowed a vote on SB 588, but only after gutting the bill beyond belief. It is a mere skeleton of what it was.

That's not all bad news, though, because the bill can be restored to its former glory on the Senate floor.

The most important thing is that it has advanced to where the whole Senate can now take it up.

No action is needed on this bill at this time.



Other states are filing MO SAPA bills!

SAPA States



SAPA Detailed

SAPA Brochure

The Anti Commandeering Doctrine

How SAPA is like the personal liberty laws in Massachusetts of 1855.

An analogy that explains the Supremacy Clause

Learn about Supremacy Clause immunity federal officials enjoy from state laws: Idaho v. Horiuchi

SAPA protects LEOs, like this sheriff who refuses to enforce unconstitutional gun control law.
Interview of Sheriff Reams

The Tenth Amendment Center Supports SAPA.
Tenth Amendment Center

Then Rep. Paul Curtman's speech at the 2013 SAPA veto override rally. It's good!
Paul Curtman speech

Print the PDF version of this poster. Ask your local gun stores to display it. Tape a copy inside your car or truck window!

SAPA Poster
2nd Amendment Preservation Act
signs in jpg & pdf


HISTORY: SAPA Bills Status from 2019.

Track 2019 Missouri Gun Related bills here:

Click for Gun Rights Bills

Click for Gun Control Bills


Senator Eric Burlison: SB 367

Rep. Jered Taylor: HB 1039

List of 2019 co-sponsors:

Rep. Jeff Pogue: HB 786


2013 and 2014 Missouri SAPA History (Passed and vetoed in 2013 and almost passed in 2014.)

About SAPA

The Missouri Second Amendment Preservation Act is designed to fight the federal threat to the right to bear arms and is based on two facts:

1) The federal government can not accomplish wholesale gun control without assistance from the states.

2) The states have every right to refuse to cooperate, assist or contribute state resources to enforcing federal laws and other actions.

MO SAPA makes it against Missouri law for ANY public official to participate, in any way, the enforcement of federal gun control laws.

MO SAPA includes strong enforcement provisions that don't rely on any government official.



Print the PDF version of this poster. Ask your local gun stores to display it. Tape a copy inside your car or truck window!

SAPA Poster
2nd Amendment Preservation Act
signs in jpg & pdf

One sheet Executive Summary of SAPA. Print and distribute!
SAPA Poster
Click here for pdf

The Main Responsibility of Government Officials
“That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.” (emphasis added) (MO Const. Art. I, Sec. 2)

The Ratification Clause of the U.S. Constitution
"The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same."

The Supremacy Clause
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land” (emphasis added) (U.S. Constitution, Article VI)

Hamilton on the Supremacy Clause
“I maintain that the word supreme imports no more than this — that the Constitution, and laws made in pursuance thereof, cannot be controlled or defeated by any other law. The acts of the United States, therefore, will be absolutely obligatory as to all the proper objects and powers of the general government... but the laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere, and when they depart from this sphere, they are no longer supreme or binding(emphasis added) (Alexander Hamilton, at New York’s ratifying convention).


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