Missouri House Passes Firearms Freedom Act by a Veto-Proof Majority

Moments ago, Missouri House Bill 170, the Firearms Freedom Act, passed out of the House by a wide margin.  It passed overwhelmingly with a strong veto-proof margin and will now move to the State Senate for concurrence.  The final tally was 117-41.

HB170, the Firearms Freedom Act, protects two aspects of the right to bear arms: 1. HB170 protects semi-automatic firearms, magazines, and accessories from being registered, restricted or banned; 2: HB170 protects manufacturers from the federal governments infringements and dealers from using a national background database.  It reads, in part:

“It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of this state, or any political subdivision, or any federal firearms dealer licensed under 18 U.S.C. Section 923 to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government created or effective on or after January 1, 2013, relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the boundaries of the state of Missouri.

2. Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government created or effective on or after January 1, 2013, upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.

3. Any person in violation of a federal law created or effective on or after January 1, 2013, relating to the manufacture, sale, transfer, or possession of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition owned or manufactured and retained exclusively within the boundaries of the state of Missouri may request the attorney general to defend him or her for such violation.

4. Any federal law created or effective on or after January 1, 2013, rule, regulation, or order created or effective on or after January 1, 2013, shall be unenforceable in the state of Missouri if the law, rule, regulation, or order attempts to: (1) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or any magazine of a firearm; or (2) Require any firearm, magazine, or other firearm accessory to be registered in any manner.”  (emphasis added)

In short, any such federal “acts, laws, statutes, rules or regulations” that are already in effect or are passed in the future shall be nullified.  This would effectively create a safe-haven for firearms manufacturers who want to build products that are sold to residents in Missouri.     It also includes a statewide ban on any federal attempt to ban or restrict semi-automatics (including magazines and accessories)  This bill is a great companion for HB436, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act, which already passed the House and is on its way to the Senate Floor in the coming days.

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Action Alert: North Carolina Firearms Freedom Act

North Carolina House Bill 518, the Firearms Freedom Act, is still in the Judiciary Committee. This bill needs to be voted on soon so it can continue to move forward in the House.

As we see many firearm manufacturers threaten to leave states that are making oppressive gun legislation, bills such as H518 are going to encourage those manufacturers to move to North Carolina. This bill would provide much need jobs, regulate intrastate commerce and provide a safe haven for manufacturers.  HB518 is welcome mat to come to North Carolina.

Passing H518 promotes job growth and protects firearms within the state of North Carolina. Your help is needed to move this bill forward out of committee.

ACTION ITEMS for House Bill 518

1. Contact the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  Politely request that he schedule a hearing and vote on H518.  Encourage him to vote YES to protect your right to keep and bear arms.

Contact information here:
Leo Daughtry 919-733-5605 Leo.Daughtry@ncleg.net 

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Bloomberg Knows What Goering Knew

In a move that had to have made Rahm Emanuel proud,  New York Nanny Michael Bloomberg took the opportunity afforded by the Boston Marathon bombing to call for more centralized power at the expense of the Constitution.

For your security, of course.

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change,” Bloomberg said during a press conference. “Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11.”

So, we need to “reinterpret” and presumably relax constitutional  limits placed on government intended to protect individual liberty in order to prevent “terrorists” from taking away our freedoms.

Well, that approach certainly does save the terrorists the trouble!

Look, Bloomberg’s comments come as no surprise. What do you expect from a narcissistic busy-body with a messiah complex? This is what megalomaniacal, power-hungry politicians do: look for ways to convince you that you need to give up power to them, because they know better than you!

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