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Lawmakers plot new strategy for defying gun laws

Marc277 Wrote: Jan 13, 2014 9:15 AM
A FEDERAL appeals court says we can't nullify? SO WHAT! It's not up to them. The States are the parties to the covenant that is called the Constitution. Their decision about what they agreed to in entering into it is final, NOT the decision of their creature, the Federal government.
jomalia Wrote: Jan 13, 2014 11:19 AM
A lot of truth there. Nullification comes in more than one form. Formally, codified in State law and informally. If the citizens elect constitutionalist sheriffs and they as chief law enforcement officers refuse to enforce the illegal Federal laws and arrest federal agents, then the feds can only blackmail the states by withholding funds. The State in return sequesters all funds going to the Federal government. This is a form of civil disobedience. It worked for the Civil Rights Movement. There does not have to be an armed conflict. .
CVN65 Wrote: Jan 13, 2014 3:20 PM
Yeah. The Feds will react to the arrest of their agents and challenge to their unlimited power with funding withholding. Nothing else would happen.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

Supporters believe it will be more difficult for the federal government to shrug off such statutes if more states act together.

Missouri's latest proposal, introduced this past week, would attempt to nullify certain federal gun control regulations from being enforced in the state and subject law enforcement officers to criminal and civil penalties for carrying out such policies.