Joe Biden’s attorney general Merrick Garland, who views angry parents at school board meetings as domestic terrorists, and his Justice Department are going after Missouri for passing a law that protects Missourians’ right to bear arms from a gun-grabbing federal government.
Their reasoning is that the state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act, signed into law last June by Republican Gov. Mike Parson and in effect since August, does not jibe with federal law, according to a FOX News report.
Meanwhile, however, “safe-injection” drug-use sites in big cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco get the Biden administration’s blessing, despite the fact that federal law, inspired by the crack houses of the 1980s, specifically bans the operation of sites for using drugs.
Thus does the left apply a double standard: Invoking federal law when they want to grab guns, ignoring it when it comes to encouraging illegal drug use.
The DOJ claims in its Feb. 16 complaint that Missouri House Bill 85 is “invalid” under the Supremacy Clause, which bars state governments from passing laws that do not mesh with federal laws.
According to Parson’s office, the bill in question “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.”
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland accused the measure of impeding law operations in the state, stating: “This act impedes criminal law enforcement operations in Missouri. The United States will work to ensure that our state and local law enforcement partners are not penalized for doing their jobs to keep our communities safe.”
… Unless those partners are trying to shut down a heroin-injection site.
The Biden administration is working hard to get more Americans hooked on dangerous drugs like meth, heroin and fentanyl, even creating a program to distribute crack pipes and other paraphernalia using tax money.
In response to the action against Missouri, state Attorney General Eric Schmitt accused President Biden’s administration of a “partisan lawsuit” which “seeks to attack Missourians’ Second Amendment rights” and bring an end to the state’s crime-fighting tactics, including the Safer Streets Initiative.
Schmitt said the Biden administration continues to “put partisan politics ahead of public safety.”
“Make no mistake, the law is on our side in this case, and I intend to beat the Biden Administration in court once again,” he added.