Michigan Senate Committee Passes Firearms Freedom Act

LANSING, Mich. (May 6, 2016)  – Yesterday, a Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that declares firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition manufactured and maintained in the state of Michigan exempt from federal regulation. Passage of the bill would set the stage to nullify some federal regulations on some firearms in practice.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Arizona Senate Gives Final Approval to Bill Supporting Constitutional Tender

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 5, 2016) –  Yesterday, the Arizona Senate concurred with House amendments to a bill that would “legalize the Constitution” by defining gold and silver specie as legal tender and encouraging their use as currency, sending it to the governor’s desk.


Illinois House Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 5, 2016) – On Tuesday, an Illinois House committee passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in Illinois, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.


Massachusetts Senate Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (May 5, 2016) – A Massachusetts Senate committee has passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by law enforcement agencies using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.