Last year the Missouri Legislature approved the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), which would prohibit police officers from enforcing certain federal gun laws and regulations. Despite last year’s passage, the law is currently being challenged in the Missouri Supreme Court. Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch says she’s hopeful the law will be upheld.

Those challenging the law are concerned it could negatively impact local law enforcement efforts to investigate gun crimes. Toalson Reisch says she does understand this concern.

Under the Second Amendment Preservation Act those in violation of enforcing federal gun laws in Missouri could be sued for up to 50,000 dollars. There is no timeline for the Missouri Supreme Court’s ruling on the law.