Gun law nullified

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    Washington State to Consider Nullification of Federal Gun Laws
    13. JAN, 2010 WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL BOLDIN COMMENTS (11)


    Washington State Representative Matthew Shea along with 21 co-sponsors, have introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” for the state – it’s filed as House Bill 2709 (HB2709).

    If passed, the bill would provide that:

    a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Washington and that remains within the borders of Washington is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce.

    The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is taking the position that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned.

    HB2709 specifically addresses this principle:

    Any federal law, rule, order, or other act by the federal government violating the provisions of this act is hereby declared to be invalid in this state, is not recognized by and is specifically rejected by this state, and is considered as null and void and of no effect in this state.

    Washington’s bill brings the number to 15 states that have seen a Firearms Freedom Act introduced in the past year – most recently, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Virginia and Missouri.

    Already, Tennessee and Montana have passed a version of the Firearms Freedom Act into law. The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MTSSA) and the 2nd Amendment Foundation (SAF) have jointly filed a federal lawsuit to validate the principles of the law.

    Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect to see nearly two dozen states consider similar legislation in the coming legislative session.
     
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    Love it. The "interstate commerce" rationale nonsense has been abused beyond belief for a very long time. Even things completely within a state have been bullied by such bafoonery with progressive/interpretive "logic" like "well, even if you don't sell your wheat across state lines, it COULD somehow eventually impact wheat prices elsewhere, and so we can therefore regulate it however we want at the federal level."

    States need to stand up to the behemoth of a central government that has taken it upon itself to become an unconstitutional hierarchy in every aspect of state, local and individual issues. The federal government was only ever intended to be a VERY MINOR player in government overall, yet it now takes the vast majority of the money from people and businesses in a given state and then forces those same states to beg for their money back. When states can't make their budgets work, the central government rolls in to bail them out...for a price. We need the same level of federal government we had when we were founded, not this neo-Europe social engineering nonsense.
     
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    the only thing government can do when under threat is divert the threat to others. if the nation is at war, fear of attack strongly supports the incumbent. Chronic war eats budgets, competes with domestic issues for funding and attention, and inevitably causes dissent and social disorder if continued long ENOUGH..

    Even a bad peace beats a good war. IF there's actually peace in it, and room to move and grow. But a short war beats a long one.

    One of the main ways to win wars is set identifiable short term goals that can be achieved by military action. 'Make them love us' is not a battle plan. The military should be tasked exclusively with duties involved in killing people and breaking stuff, insofar as battle zones are concerned, anyway. Maybe some missionaries could deal with hearts and minds and everybody would be in their chosen vocation.
     
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    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Oh so subtle! :rofl:
     
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    The Governor would never ever sign this in a millon years. The odds are only slightly better it could make it through the House and Senate.
     
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    Attach it to a tax increase and she'll sign it.