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Wed Jun 16, 2021, 10:05 PM

Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.

In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton said the law threatens to disrupt the working relationship between federal and local authorities, they said in the letter, noting that Missouri receives federal grants and technical assistance.

“The public safety of the people of the United States and citizens of Missouri is paramount,” Boynton wrote in the letter.

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article252171593.html

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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 04:42 PM

1. They will point to states that ignore federal drug laws for weed.

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