Skip to Content

Governor Parson signs HB 85 establishing Second Amendment Preservation Act

Handguns in a display case.
ABC 17 News
Handguns in a display case.


On Saturday, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 85 into law establishing the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Missouri.

The bill prohibits state and local cooperation with federal officials that attempt to enforce any laws, rules, orders, or actions that violate the Second Amendment rights of Missourians. These protections against federal overreach are triggered if federal officials attempt to violate the state or federal constitution.

"I have and always will stand for the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights,” Parson said. 

Within the bill, any person or entity who knowingly deprives Missouri citizens of their right to bear arms will be liable for redress and monetary damages of $50,000 per occurrence.

“HB 85 puts those in Washington D.C. on notice that here in Missouri we support responsible, law-abiding gun owners, and that we oppose government overreach and any unlawful efforts to limit our access to firearms,” Governor Parson said.

Democrat House Minority Leader Crystal Quade says the governor is rewarding criminals and punishing the police.

"House Bill 85 is a radical, dangerous and obviously unconstitutional attempt to declare that Missouri will refuse to follow federal gun laws," said Quade.

Local law enforcement’s ability to assist federal officials in other instances remains unchanged under this legislation.

Author Profile Photo

Chanel Porter

Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.



  1. Liberal/progressive/socialist/marxist/communists want to overturn the Second Amendment and take all firearms from civilians. They will, of course, deny this and say they only want “common sense” gun laws to remove “weapons of war” off the streets to promote safety. Liberals are lying to you.

    A growing number of states see through the liberal’s schemes and are finally fighting back.

    Liberals know as long as we have guns we can fight their totalitarian dreams. You want our guns? Come and take them.

  2. “House Bill 85 is a radical, dangerous and obviously unconstitutional attempt to declare that Missouri will refuse to follow federal gun laws,” said Quade.
    What an absurd statement. How is it that the State refusing to follow unconstitutional federal gun laws can be unconstitutional?
    HB 85 is a radical, dangerous bill, if your intent is disarming the population.
    There is no such thing as a constitutional gun law. They are by definition infringements.

Leave a Reply

Skip to content