Re-blogged from Off Grid Survival: http://offgridsurvival.com/states-fight-back-missouri-to-nullify-federal-firearm-laws-tennessee-takes-on-the-nsa/
After the Obama administration declared itself above the law earlier this week – by saying they would no longer work with congress, but instead use executive orders to govern the country – a hand full of states have started to fight back.
Yesterday, the Missouri Senate’s General Laws Committee started debating a nullification bill that wasproposed last week. The bill will nullify all unconstitutional federal gun laws in the State. Senate Bill 613attempts to protect Missouri citizens’ rights by telling the federal government they have no jurisdiction over gun rights in Missouri. It also bars state and federal officials from enforcing any law that conflicts with the Second Amendment.
Part of the bill reads:
This act declares as invalid all federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. Some laws declared invalid under this act include certain taxes, certain registration and tracking laws, certain prohibitions on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a specific type of firearm, and confiscation orders.
The bill is very similar to a bill that Kansas passed last year; one that drew a quick and harsh response from the Obama administration.
Last April, Kansas passed their own gun control nullification bill, where they made it a felony for a federal agent to enforce any unconstitutional law, regulation, order or treaty regulating firearms and ammunition within the State of Kansas. The bill drew an immediate response from the White House, who used Attorney General Eric Holder to threaten the state with federal action – saying the bill was unconstitutional “under the Supremacy Clause.”
Ironically, the Obama administration completely ignored the fact that Colorado used nullification to legalize Marijuana. In fact, President Obama actually took the time to show his support for Colorado’s nullification of federal drug laws, by saying that smoking pot was “not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person.”
So I guess using nullification to legalize drugs is a good thing, but using it to support the Constitution, specifically the 2nd amendment, will bring immediate threats of federal force.
Tennessee Takes on the NSA
Lawmakers in Tennessee have joined the fight, with their introduction of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act; which prohibits state and local government from cooperating with the federal collection of electronic data or metadata without a warrant.
The Tennessee Fourth Amendment Protection Act was introduced by State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) late Tuesday evening. Campfield drafted the bill as a way to fight back against the NSA, who has a data center in the state. The bill will ban the state from providing water and electricity to the NSA data center.
“We have an out of control federal agency spying on pretty much everybody in the world. I don’t think the state of Tennessee should be helping the NSA violate the Constitution and the basic privacy rights of its citizens – and we don’t have to,” said State Sen. Stacey Campfield. “This bill may not completely stop the NSA, but it will darn sure stop Tennessee from participating in unjustified and illegal activities.”