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Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA)
HB 1439 Explained


History lesson: How states successfully protected black Americans by nullifying unconstitutional Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

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


Section A Enacting clause.
Section 1.400 Names the act and declares the principles upon which it is based.
Section 1.410 Listing of federal gun control actions Missouri considers to be unconstitutional.
Section 1.420 Statement of rejection and nullity, within the borders of Missouri, of specific unconstitutional infringements on the right to keep and bear arms.
Section 1.430 Duty of Missouri officials to defend the right to keep and bear arms condified here.
Section 1.440 Prohibits enforcement of federal laws that generally infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.
Section 1.450 Prohibits the enforement of the specific infringements listed in Section 1.420.
Section 1.460 Creates private cause of action against anyone violating this Act.
Section 1.470 Ineligibility Clause: Prohibits any federal official who violates this Act from future work in Missouri law-enforcement.
Section 1.480 Defines 'law-abiding citizen'.
Section 1 Severability Clause.
Section 2 Additional Severability Clause.
Section B Enactment date.


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


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).


Sponsor of SB 613

Brian Nieves, District 26

Co-Sponsors of SB 613

Ron Richard, District 32
Ed Emery, District 31
Dan Brown, District 16
Jay Wasson, District 20
Doug Libla, District 25
Gary Romine, District 3
Wayne Wallingford, District 27
Mike Cunningham, District 33
Mike Kehoe, District 6
David Sater, District 29
John Lamping, District 24

 

 


 


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