Louisiana House Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 26, 2016) – Today, the Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill that would require a court order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Final Arizona Committee Passes Bill Setting Foundation to Reject and Block all new Federal Gun Control

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (Mar. 24, 2016) – Today, an important Arizona Senate committee passed a bill to prohibit the state from using personnel or resources to enforce any new federal gun control measures, setting the foundation to nullify them in practice within the state. 

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Tennessee House Committee Passes Bill Setting Stage to Reject Gun Control by International Law or Treaty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2016) – Today, a House committee passed a bill taking a first step toward withdrawing state resources and personnel from enforcing gun control based on international law or treaties. Passage into law would set the foundation to block such gun control in effect.

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Mississippi Senate Committee Passes Bill Setting Foundation to Reject Some Federal Gun Control

JACKSON, Miss. (Mar. 22, 2016) – A Mississippi bill that would set the foundation to reject and end new federal gun control regulations and executive orders passed an important Senate committee last week. The bill already passed the full House and will now move to the full Senate for further consideration.

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Back from the Dead: After Grassroots Pressure, Tennessee Committee Re-votes and Passes Bill to Block International Gun Control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2016) – After voting to kill a bill last month that would have taken a first step toward withdrawing state resources and personnel from enforcing gun control based on international law or treaties, a House subcommittee reconsidered the bill and passed it by a 3-2 vote yesterday.

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Arizona House Committee Passes Bill Setting Stage to Reject and Block Federal Indefinite Detention and Targeted Assassination Program

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Mar. 16, 2016) – Today, an Arizona House committee passed a bill that would take a big step toward rejecting indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012, and other federal laws which claim to authorize using the laws of war domestically.

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