Missouri Takes Action.

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by 303tom, May 10, 2013.

  1. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Tonight, the Missouri State House voted to send Governor Jay Nixon what could arguably be the strongest defense against federal gun control measures in American history. The vote was 116-38.

    The votes in both the House and Senate are by a strong veto-proof majority. Local activist Matt Radcliffe acknowledged as much when he said, "Governor Nixon can do nothing and it will automatically become law July 1st. Or he can sign it into law. or he can veto it then his veto will be overridden in the house and it will become law anyway!"
     
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  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Well, what exactly does this law do? Does it basically tell the feds to "F*** OFF" like the law that Kansas passed did?
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Now if you could fire your Senator McCasskill the rabid gun crabber and anti NRA Democrat. :eek:
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Yes, then I could believe in some hope and change. :D
     
  6. DLM1114

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    I know someone who worked with her before she hit hit the national stage. He could see it coming ...
     
  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    We will see about that next election..............
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    So, what? On July 1st you can just sbr your rifle and convert it to F/A without consequence?
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    A political protest vote will not allow violations of the 1935 Machine Gun Laws. If you noticed Missouri did not cancel all of their strict state laws regarding firearms?:confused: When these political "Hat" tricks included dissolving all state firearms laws then they are real. This is just a trick to get votes. :rolleyes:
     
  10. MOshooter

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    That's exactly who needs to be voted out of office next election,glad to see the majority of our state representatives on the same page as the people of Missouri!
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Unfortunately, Or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint, no state has the constitutional authority to nullify federal law.

    Article 6, Clause 2 of the constitution, the "Supremacy Clause" firmly establishes that.

    It's still a damn good political statement though!:D
     
  12. 303tom

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    Nullification is the legal theory that states have the right to nullify, or invalidate, federal laws which they view as being unconstitutional & the Constitution says our RIGHT to keep & bear arm shall not be infringed.
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And it has no basis in law. Only the Supreme Court of the U.S. can invalidate a federal law on constitutional grounds.

    Read the Supremacy Clause. It's pretty clear. It would be nice for the states to have to have that power, but the Supremacy Clause has been upheld by the Court innumerable times.

    Massachusetts tried it during the VN war. Passed a law sating the draft was unconstitutional, and no Mass. citizen could be drafted. Took less than a week to invalidate.
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    And yet today there is NO Draft......................All it took was someone to get it started.
     
  15. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    But there could be if they wanted. In fact, every male has to be registered with selective service, in case they decide to institute a draft.
     
  16. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The "SHOW ME STATE" BRANG it..!

    We've all got to do our part..! There is more power in where we spend our dollar
    And let our voices be heard. Like it or not , yes , we put them in office and can be easily removed and yes , guess who pays for it all..?

    "Then pen is mightier than the sword , one word can do more damage than one bullet..! Then , and only last resort , there are bullets..! HOO Yaul..!
     
  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That;s correct. The draft can be re-instituted at any time.

    About 150 years ago,eleven states tried to "nullify" federal law.

    How did that work pout for them?:D:D

    The point being that we need to elect federal reps that will do what we want. We need to stop voting for (or against) candidates based on what the union tells us, or the vneighbor, or old aunt Sally.

    We need to study what the candidates stand for then support them. but we also need to recognize how government works (any government) and realize that we aren't going to get A"goody two shoes" no matter who we elect. Idealism is a great and lofty goal, but it just doesn't work out in practice.

    Hell, study our own history, and you'll find that Jefferson, Madison, Adams etc, weren't really that much different from the politicians today.
     
  18. nitestalker

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    The American voter has always been a sucker for political "Hat" tricks. The politicians continue to trick the uniformed voters.
     

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  19. JonM

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    trick or not its a step in the right direction.

    whats so hard about taking small bites?? why does it have to be an all or nothing now kinda thing.