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Monday, January 21, 2013

Arizona's Gun Rights Bill Above US Law?

NOT a Constitutional scholar. Image from TPM.
Okay, what kind of goofy shit is this? Honestly, are they stupid, or just spoiling for a fight? A state can't pass a law that invalidates US law, or punishes federal officials for enforcing those laws. That's just nutty. Oh wait, I forget. This is Arizona, where Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems like a good guy to keep electing. A state where a total nut bar like Jan Brewer can be reelected as Governor. I think we need to let this one go along with Texas. Can we build them a bridge across New Mexico?

[Excerpt]

Arizona Republicans Push Their Own Gun Secession Bill

A group of Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives are pushing a bill that would limit federal gun laws’ reach into the state. The bill, known as HB 2291, would, among other things, make it a Class 6 felony for a federal government employee or official to enforce federal laws or regulations of firearms, accessories, and ammunition that are owned or manufactured within state lines and remain within state lines. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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