Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Target Missouri Governor’s Pro-Second Amendment Stance

Missouri Governor Mike Parson addresses the media on the last day of legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol Building on May 17, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Tension and protest arose after the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions after 8 weeks of pregnancy. (Photo …
Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence founder Judy Sherry is targeting Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s pro-Second Amendment stance and subsequent pro-gun policies.

Sherry founded her Missouri-based group after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in Connecticut. Since that time, Sherry admits that Missouri has only increased protections of gun rights, rather than passing “meaningful” gun control, Yahoo News reported.

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (Facebook)

Sherry is especially bothered by the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), which Gov. Parson signed into law on June 12.

SAPA “prohibits the enforcement of federal gun laws by local law enforcement agencies,” WLBT noted.

Sherry responded to SAPA by saying, “It’s hideous. They talk so much about the rights of gun owners, as if non-gun owners and the rest of the population have no right to feel safe.”

Yahoo News explains that Gov. Parson told the Daily Beast that SAPA is about “protecting law-abiding Missourians against government overreach and unconstitutional federal mandates.”

Parson added, “We will reject any attempt by the federal government to circumvent the fundamental right Missourians have to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property. Throughout my career, I have always stood for the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and that will not change today or any day.”

Sherry’s response: “But how can you say that a gun owner has more rights than we do and now has the ability to keep the federal government from doing what it takes to cut down gun deaths?”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.