Missouri’s Response to Super Bowl Rally Shooting Has Liberals in an Uproar


Typically, mass shootings result in an immediate call by those on the left for stricter gun policies and fewer individual rights. Thankfully, the state of Missouri isn’t allowing those typical responses to be the final word.

You may remember that immediately following the 2024 Super Bowl, a shooter let loose on the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl Victory parade on February 14. One person was left dead and 20 others injured.

Quite naturally, the push to outlaw guns or restrict movement of them came to the forefront.

However, Missouri has been blessed with some pretty good state leadership. Many of them know that restricting individual gun rights won’t do much in the grand scheme of things. And so, their response has been to double down on their support of the Second Amendment.

Now, to be clear, this is nowhere near the beginning of this battle in Missouri.

Following Joe Biden’s supposed 2021 presidential win, Missouri’s Republican Governor Mike Parson signed into law the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), which essentially made any federal law that infringed upon the Second Amendment “invalid.”

You might remember at the time that there was a growing fear that, with the Democrats now in control of the White House and an executive order-happy man in the Oval Office, our Second Amendment rights might be further infringed upon.

Parson wanted to make sure that wouldn’t happen in his state.

Of course, Biden’s Department of Justice didn’t like that much. And so, in February 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland sued the state, saying that SAPA “impedes criminal enforcement operations in Missouri.”

After a little over a year, US District Judge Brian Wimes, appointed by Barack Obama, agreed with Garland and ruled SAPA unconstitutional and blocked the state from using or enforcing it.

But Missouri was not giving up. So, they appealed the March 2023 ruling.

Unfortunately, the court date was set for just a week after the Super Bowl-related shooting, undoubtedly bringing more sympathy to Biden’s side of the argument.

Of course, that wasn’t about to stop Missouri or its brave attorney general, Andrew Bailey, from trying.

Oral arguments were heard on February 23, in which Bailey pleaded with the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to let SAPA stand. He also vowed to support the Second Amendment in any way possible.

As Bailey posted on social media that day, “We will continue to lead the way in defense of the 2A. Joe Biden doesn’t get to pick and choose which parts of the Constitutional are legitimate.”

Now, the case has not been ruled upon yet. we can only hope that Bailey’s pleas were heard.

However, it’s become quite clear that, even if the state loses, they and their proud leadership are unlikely to stand down any time soon.

Instead of cowering to the fear-mongering of the political left, they are standing tall, ensuring that your Constitutional rights are upheld and that you are kept safe. After all, it’s not like stricter gun laws make for safe neighborhoods. Just look at Chicago if you need proof of that.

Here’s to hoping SAPA lives on, and that more states will follow in Missouri’s bold footsteps.