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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Sun Mar 1, 2015, 09:38 AM Mar 2015

X-post: Inside The Conservative Campaign To Stop Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

Inside The Conservative Campaign To Stop Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws


States are passing "nullification laws" that effectively prevent the enforcement of federal laws, particularly gun laws. How the hell can that be?

"Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, was involved in writing the first draft of that (nullification) bill. He said he discussed the concept in 2009 while waiting to appear on Glenn Beck's Fox News show with Andrew Napolitano, the senior judicial analyst for Fox News, in New York City. As Marbut remembers it, Napolitano told him: "All you need to do is don't help enforce these federal laws, because they don't have the manpower to do it."

This can happen because in 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in Printz v. United States that the federal government cannot force local chief law enforcement officers to fulfill federal tasks. The gun nutz are counting on "small government" to allow them to flaunt federal laws. Well, there's more ways than one to skin that cat.

Montana receives $1.55 in federal revenues for every $1.00 it sends to Washington in the form of taxes. Wonder what happens to Montana's economy if that drops to, say, $.50? It seems that Red states are much more dependent on the federal trough than Blue states: http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

Just close down a couple of military bases, cut off federal subsidies for grazing or mining on federal lands and see how long they can hold out. It can be a bitch when you bite the hand that feeds you.


It's not about safety, it's about control. Here is a wholly unrelated USSC precedent set in 1997 and the response is to disregard the rule of law and extort people.

So much for the myth of the law-abiding gun grabber.

When the inevitable and wholly predictable counterpoint about marijuana legalization was raised the only response was to shout louder and pound the table harder.
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X-post: Inside The Conservative Campaign To Stop Cops From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2015 OP
Their hypocrisy is showing again Lurks Often Mar 2015 #1
"gun nutz" another dunce writer... ileus Mar 2015 #2

Lurks Often

(5,455 posts)
1. Their hypocrisy is showing again
Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:25 PM
Mar 2015

They like state preemption of Federal law when it applies to the legalization of marijuana, LGBT rights and same sex marriage, but apply preemption of Federal law to a specific, written amendment in the Bill of Rights and they start shrieking about how wrong state preemption of Federal law is.

Yet another reason not to pay any attention to what they say.


(15,396 posts)
2. "gun nutz" another dunce writer...
Sun Mar 1, 2015, 02:58 PM
Mar 2015

Another clueless goon that doesn't understand who makes up his beloved federal government. He believes his yankee superiority should give him the power to trample anyone that disagrees with his way of thinking.

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