Confiscation Protection Bill Goes to Governor

Having made its way through the House and then the State Senate, it is now on Governor Matt Blunt's desk awaiting signature. Senate Bill 257 states that "The state, any political subdivision, or any person shall not prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during an emergency."

Contact Governor Matt Blunt if you are interested in urging him to sign this bill.

This bill passed easily through the House and Senate, and is expected to be signed in short order. After Katrina, many states have begun enacting anti-confiscation laws. This is indeed a good law to have, as it helps ensure citizens retain their 2nd Aemndment rights at a time when they may be most in need of this right. However, when you take a step back and look at the larger picture, big catastrophes and state emergencies don't actually occur all that often. For politicians, this bill is a fairly easy give-away to 2nd Amendment supporters. Although it is an important law to have enacted in Missouri, 2A supporters should be thankful, appreciative, and continue on with equal vigor supporting laws that protect their Constitional rights, as well as supporting the reduction of the multitude of useless restrictions and regulations which only the law-abiding adhere to and the criminals ignore.