By now you’ve likely heard the news.
Federal District Court Judge Brian Wimes — an Obama appointed leftist from Kansas City — has issued an opinion saying that Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act is unconstitutional.
Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and liberal media outlets across America are ecstatic, hoping that the fight for SAPA is over.
But, as you’re about to learn, the Missouri Firearms Coalition always expected this to happen. In fact, we’ve been preparing for this since the day Governor Parson signed SAPA into law in 2021.
And now, with your help, we’re ready to put our plan into action. But first, let me explain where things stand right now.
There was never any doubt that Joe Biden would order the Department of InJustice to challenge SAPA in court. For Biden, defeating SAPA isn’t a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity.
As a reminder, Missouri’s SAPA law asserts our 10th Amendment rights and tells Joe Biden that Missouri cops are off limits to him. If Biden wants to have his tyrannical gun control agenda enforced in Missouri, he’ll need to use federal agents to do it!
This means that Biden’s gun control will go largely unenforced here in Missouri. And if Missouri can do this, it will spread across America. In fact, it already is.
And that terrifies Joe Biden and AG Merrick Garland.
They know that if the states remember that they have the right to simply refuse to comply with federal dictates, their entire tyrannical house of cards will collapse under its own weight.
You see, the federal government doesn’t have the manpower to enforce their own laws. So, whether it’s gun control laws, or any other federal law, the feds are dependent on state and local cops.
Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act has reminded the entire country of this fact and laid out a roadmap that other ‘red’ states are following to protect the Second Amendment, while dramatically weakening the power of the Biden White House.
That’s why Merrick Garland himself has been leading the fight to try to overturn SAPA.
First, Garland tried and lost at the Circuit Court level here in Missouri. Then he tried and lost before the Missouri State Supreme Court. When that failed, Garland went to Federal Court.
But Garland didn’t choose just any federal court judge.
The Department of Injustice ‘judge-shopped’ until they found Brian Wimes, a hyper liberal judge from Kansas City, a judge they knew would follow orders and side with Biden against SAPA.
And so we were not surprised with Wimes’ decision.
As I’ve explained, Biden and Garland had no choice. SAPA was eroding their power, and they couldn’t let that go.
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But while they won this first round, Biden and Garland played right into our hands. You see, had we won in District Court, SAPA would have remained law in Missouri, and that’s it.
This defeat in District Court was the necessary first step that will enable the State of Missouri and the Missouri Firearms Coalition to take the fight for SAPA to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals — and maybe even into the United States Supreme Court!
MOFC’s legal team has been pouring over the District Court opinion on SAPA for days, and it’s clear we’ll have a very strong case when SAPA is appealed to the 8th Circuit.
The gaps in the judge’s opinion are astounding. For example:
>>> Judge Wimes didn’t address the Anti-Commandeering Doctrine, the foundational principle on which SAPA law is based.
>>> Judge Wimes barely mentioned the Supreme Court’s 1997 Printz v United States case, where the court ruled that the states couldn’t be compelled to enforce federal gun control laws.
>>> Judge Wimes never even addressed the Supreme Court’s 1842 Prigg v Pennsylvania decision, a critical case where the court ruled that the federal government could not force the states to return runaway slaves.
Clearly there are plenty of grounds on which to appeal this decision to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. And if we win, not only will Missouri’s SAPA law be saved, SAPA will explode in ‘red’ states across America!
But to take this fight to the next level, I’m going to need to ask for your help.
The law firm that we’ve retained for this is a nationally known firm from Washington, D.C. that has taken on (and defeated) the DOJ and state level tyrants in Federal Court for years.
Fighting in federal court is all they do.
But I’ll be honest, I need your help to unleash these guys. I’ve already approved an initial budget of $25,000 to get them started on our Amicus Briefs — but that may be just the start.
Between research, drafting our legal response, and filing fees, we could be facing a total bill of $50,000 or more.
Unlike the Department of Justice, the taxpayers aren’t bankrolling our fight in court.
And unlike the gun control organizations who are already gearing up to meet us in the 8th Circuit, we don’t have a billionaire on speed dial who will cover all of these costs.
We rely on thousands of grassroots gun owners like you, who know that our right to keep and bear arms is what separates America from every other country on earth.
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Your previous support has enabled the Missouri Firearms Coalition to:
*** Pass Constitutional Carry law; so Missourians don’t need to beg government permission to carry a firearm.
*** Pass Stand-Your-Ground law; this law needs to be improved, but Missourians are no longer required to retreat from an attacker.
*** Expose dozens of gun-grabbers at election time; resulting in dozens of them being kicked out of office by gun owners.
But the Second Amendment Preservation Act that we passed in 2021 dwarfs all of that.
Because if Joe Biden can order our cops to enforce his gun control laws, then all the laws that we pass here in Missouri will be meaningless!
And that’s why I hope you’ll make an immediate donation of $100, $250, or even $500 so that we can engage our legal team and face off with Joe Biden and the DOJ in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
I know I’m asking a lot.
But the stakes couldn’t be higher.
If we lose, our gun rights are going to be subject to the whims of a tyrant. And our cops will be compelled to enforce Biden’s agenda against law-abiding Missourians.
If we win, then Missouri cops will be free of Joe Biden’s dictates. And more than that, red states all over America will be able to follow suit and pass SAPA in their legislatures!
And with our federal government running wild, empowering the states to peacefully refuse to comply with Biden’s demands is the best way to keep America free for the next generation.
Biden won the first round of this fight…but he played right into our hand in doing so. Donate today so we can win this appeal!
Missouri Firearms Coalition
P.S. As expected, a liberal District Court judge has ruled against Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act. But this opinion means that we can take the fight for SAPA into Circuit Court and achieve an even bigger victory!
But before I can engage our legal team and send them into court for a head-to-head fight with Merrick Garland and the DOJ, I need to raise an immediate $25,000!
Please read this entire letter.