Missouri Bill Would Ban State Support and Enforcement of Federal Gun Control “Past, Present, or Future”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Missouri House would ban the state from enforcement of all federal gun control. Passage into law would represent a major step towards ending federal acts that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms within the state in practice and effect.

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Tennessee Bills Take on Asset Forfeiture, Close Federal Loophole in Most Cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2017) –  Bills introduced in the Tennessee legislature would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Arizona Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

PHOENIX, Ariz, (Feb. 7, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Arizona Senate 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 law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Montana House Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Yesterday, the Montana House passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. Passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Arizona Bill to Support Sound Money Passes Second Committee, 8-0

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb 6, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency, passed a second important House committee today. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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