A new bill confronting Missouri lawmakers and set for a vote on Wednesday would give broad rights to gun owners in the state, allowing them to own machine guns and jo a nationwide movement among states to nullify or ignore federal laws with which local officials disagree.
And why not. Doesn’t everyone need a machine gun to go hunting?
A recent Associated Press analysis found that about four-fifths of the states have enacted laws that directly reject or conflict with federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver’s licenses.
The AP reports, “The latest Missouri measure would declare invalid any federal policies that “infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms.” Federal authorities who attempt to enforce those laws could face state misdemeanor charges punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Similar penalties would apply to anyone who publishes identifying information about gun owners.”
The National Rifle Association has maintained public silence over the bill, declining to answer repeated questions from the media about whether the group supports or opposes this potentially dangerous measure.
Well, I guess Republicans in Missouri are giving a big ol’ Neener to the feds. Take that you evil gubbermint you!
The bill was already passed by the Republican controlled House and Senate, but Gov. Jay Nixon, who is a Democrat, vetoed it. So lawmakers are trying to override the veto in order to pass the measure into law.
And it looks like it will pass because we must have machine guns.
I’m just going to add that state to my list of states to drive around, instead of through when I’m on my next road trip.