State legislatures move to nullify federal gun control.

Last week, a big headline over at NBC News proclaimed, “Butt Out: State Legislatures Move to Nullify Federal Gun Laws.”

It was, oddly enough, a rather fair report on the situation, even though they got the modern history of nullification efforts wrong, and didn’t include some important information on our 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.

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Will Newspaper Columnist Respond to Truth About Nullification History?

Kansas City Star columnist Mary Sanchez wrote a column asserting that nullification was a tool of slave holders. Of course, nullification was never used in support of slavery. But it was invoked by northern abolitionists to thwart the return of escaped slaves as required by the fugitive slave acts.

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Rachel Maddow Cheers Nullification?

It’s no secret that for years now the popular media personality Rachel Maddow has railed against nullification. Consistent with her partisan Democrat disposition she fear-mongered the return of institutional racism, secession and civil war whenever she approached the subject. Her conclusion was that nullification is a hysterical, reactionary, right-wing radicalism that has no place in modern American politics.

But Maddow has apparently had a change of heart – at least in one case.

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