The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday left in place a lower court order blocking a Missouri law that invalidates federal gun restrictions.
In 2021, Missouri passed the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” to make federal gun restrictions illegal in the state and bar officials from enforcing any law that would “infringe” upon the right to “bear arms.” It also allows “any person” to sue state law-enforcement agencies who don’t comply with state law.
The federal government sued, contending that the state law unconstitutionally usurped federal law and made it impossible for federal authorities in the state to carry out their enforcement duties. A federal district court agreed and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling.
Full story: Supreme Court leaves Missouri gun law blocked and in limbo : NPR