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tangent4ronpaul
07-07-2013, 03:05 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/05/missouri-governor-vetoes-bill-that-nullified-fed-gun-laws/?cmpid=GoogleNewsEditorsPicks&google_editors_picks=true

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a Missouri crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in the state and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners.

The Democratic governor said the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature violated the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which generally gives preference to federal laws over conflicting state ones. He said it also infringed in the First Amendment rights of free speech and press.

Some supporters of the legislation had proclaimed it one of the most gun-friendly bills ever passed by a state legislature. Nixon, however, said it could have had extreme consequences.

"Under this bill, newspaper editors around the state that annually publish photos of proud young Missourians who harvest their first turkey or deer could be charged with a crime," the governor said in a written statement announcing the veto.

Legislators would need a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate to override Nixon's veto when they return to session in September.

The legislation would have made it a misdemeanor crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce any federal gun regulations that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms." It also sought to invalidate some specific federal laws, including a 1934 law that imposed on tax on transferring machine guns or silencers.

The measure would have made it a misdemeanor to publish the names of gun owners.

Other provisions in the bill would have allowed school teachers and administrators with concealed-gun permits and special training to be designated as a "school protection officer" capable of carrying hidden guns into schools.

Missouri's age to obtain a conceal-carry permit would have been lowered to 19 instead of the current 21, and the bill would have allowed people with concealed gun permits to openly carry firearms up to 16 inches long -- even in jurisdictions that have ordinances against the open display of guns.

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Warlord
07-07-2013, 03:14 AM
What a loser. Can it be overridden?

puppetmaster
07-07-2013, 03:52 AM
What a loser. Can it be overridden?
Two thirds vote in September

Cutlerzzz
07-07-2013, 04:10 AM
That bill would have banned free speech according to the article.

RPtotheWH
07-07-2013, 05:00 AM
Doesn't the 10th amendment override the supremacy clause?

opal
07-07-2013, 06:33 AM
this guy does not want to be re elected

Southron
07-07-2013, 06:37 AM
Doesn't the 10th amendment override the supremacy clause?

For any powers not specifically delegated to the the federal government-yes. But the Supreme court gave the federal government broad powers in 1859 and have since said that any federal law is superior to state law, which I think was never the intention of the founders.

Warrior_of_Freedom
07-07-2013, 09:57 AM
For any powers not specifically delegated to the the federal government-yes. But the Supreme court gave the federal government broad powers in 1859 and have since said that any federal law is superior to state law, which I think was never the intention of the founders.
I don't know where in the constitution it said the Supreme Court can interpret the constitution however it feels like.

torchbearer
07-07-2013, 10:01 AM
I don't know where in the constitution it said the Supreme Court can interpret the constitution however it feels like.

there is no judicial review in the constitution.
supreme court was not intended as a band of wise men who would tell us the meaning of the sacred document.
the damn thing is literally written in plain english.

trey4sports
07-07-2013, 10:57 AM
dude is a thug. He also wouldn't back down from the MIAC document when it came out. Finally put enough pressure on him to change his mind. Good fuckin' riddance when he leaves office.

Occam's Banana
07-07-2013, 10:58 AM
Doesn't the 10th amendment override the supremacy clause?

It does not. In fact, if anything, just the opposite is true.

It's just that Nixon and other statist hacks deliberately & willfully ignore the inconvenient part of the Supremacy Clause - the one which explicitly specifies that the clause is only applicable with regard to federal laws that are Constitutional.


This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.