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Missouri House refuses Senate version of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

Today, the Missouri House refused to concur with Senate amendments to HB1439, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. The bill passed the House by a vote of 110-41. It was passed by the Senate last week, amended, with a vote of 23-8. The Senate amendments were mostly technical. But they also added an “ineligibility clause” to…

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Blueprint for When States Should Nullify: Jefferson vs. Madison

When considering modern day nullification and interposition of federal laws (NSA spying, drones, gun control, healthcare, etc.), it benefits us to look at the opinions of two important founders.  Although both were advocates of state nullification, each established a slightly different standard for the appropriate time to take this action, as reflected in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798.

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Minnesota House votes to ban warrantless cellphone tracking, 120-0

ST. PAUL, Min., – May 5, 2014. A bipartisan bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the Minnesota state house on Friday. The vote was 120-0. It previously passed the senate by a vote of 56-1. But since the house made technical amendments to the bill it will go back to the senate for concurrence before being sent to the governor’s desk.

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Missouri Senate votes to nullify federal gun laws and regulations, 23-8

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 30, 2014 – By a vote of 23-8 today, the Missouri state Senate passed an “emergency” bill that seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future.” House Bill 1439 (HB1439), introduced by Rep. Doug Funderburk (R-St. Charles), previously passed the House by…

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