Moms Demand Action demanded action in Missouri earlier this week, but the action they got wasn’t the action they wanted. The Missouri Senate voted to override Democrat Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a common sense measure to do away with the arbitrary training and licensing requirements for law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Legislators also voted to approve a Castle Doctrine law for Missourians – otherwise known as the “you aren’t required to run away and risk getting shot in the back” law.
Nixon vetoed both common sense measures earlier in the year, much to the glee of Moms Demand Action. The Moms aggressively lobbied members of the Show Me State’s legislature to sustain the governor’s veto of the popular provisions enjoying overwhelming bi-partisan support. In the end, Moms Demand Action failed miserably.
Legislators, however, over-ruled the governor by wide margins in both houses and did the liberal thing instead. They supported liberty by doing away with government regulation and control schemes. They voted to progress toward a future of greater freedom.
That made the Moms sad.