Lawyers for the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the state of Missouri will be in a Cole County courtroom Thursday afternoon for a motion hearing over a new state law that hasn’t gone into full effect yet, but one which the Department of Justice says is already having a chilling impact on law enforcement.
At issue is House Bill 85, dubbed as the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
Gregg Palermo and Heidi Schmidt
August 18, 2021
Feds say Missouri Second Amendment law already having chilling impact
[There is a chilling effect on law enforcement infringing upon the rights of the specific enumerated right of the people to keep and bear arms? Excellent! That was the point of the law. Good to know it is working as intended.
I am looking forward to the prosecutions and convictions.—Joe]
What do you mean, states and localities can’t nullify Federal law? What are sanctuary cities and marijuana laws, then?
That’s different. “Because reasons.”
OK, so there’s a silver ling here. They’re admitting that they understand fully the meaning of “chilling impact”. Make note of this. At their trials they cannot claim ignorance of the fact that their laws, policies, taxes, fees and rules have various chilling effects, or “chilling impacts”, on the exercise by the people of our constitutionally enumerated rights.
They’ve just indicted themselves.