It should be interesting after Joe Biden and his   Democratic compatriots pass their draconian gun control laws if federal officers show up in  Newton County, Missouri.

That county has a new ordinance that gives police officers the right and the duty to arrest the federal officers if they take a step that is considered unconstitutional.

That would make an interesting dilemma.

Although I am convinced the current court could go against the constitution and it would not surprise me a bit.

The Second Amendment Preservation Act of Newton County, Missouri, states

Be it enacted by the Newton County Missouri Commission as follows: All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations passed by the Federal government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county.

Such acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations include but are not limited to any tax levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services … any registration or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … and finally, any act, whether past, present or future passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the Federal Government and specifically any Presidential Administration which infringes on the people’s right to keep and bear arms in Newton County, Missouri shall be considered null and void by the county and not recognized by this county.

The Missouri Constitution states:

That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.

That is pretty plain language and it outlines specifically what the rights of gun owners are and would set up a fight to determine gun laws and whether it is a state or a national issue.

The constitution declares gun ownership is a right that cannot be taken away without an amendment to the constitution that could never be ratified by the states.

But, again, with this Supreme Court, you never know.


Steven Ahle

Steven is a syndicated columnist for, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa's Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It's All About me.

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  • Most sheriffs have this power already. We need to verify. We need to ensure the sheriffs we elect are on our side — support the US Constitution! 🇺🇸 Governors and sherriffs should be at the top of our focus. Election laws need to be detailed and put in place now. We need to be so active. We aren’t taking this anymore. We are going to protect our country. We have a small window of time left. The US Constitution was written giving the states most of the power.

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