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by jdhz28
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas Firearms Freedom Act
Replies: 47
Views: 2667

Re: Texas Firearms Freedom Act

ryouiki wrote:
jdhz28 wrote:I would think opting out of legislation that legalizes an otherwise prohibited item is different than opting out of an item that has been prohibited by federal law...am I wrong?
I don't' see the distinction? In the marijuana debate.... it is illegal at the Federal level (and the DEA been very public about it), so the states did just that, legalized it at the state level... the difference being it seems Obama does not seem to be interested in enforcing it from the federal level:
We've got bigger fish to fry

It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal
The difference I see is that one you would have the choice to purchase something if you so choose, it was made legally available, the other would eliminate the choice all together...Making something legal that some people do not want legal seems to be quite a bit different than making something that some people want illegal. I guess I lack the intelligence to put my logic in to words, but I see a very big difference in the two.
by jdhz28
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas Firearms Freedom Act
Replies: 47
Views: 2667

Re: Texas Firearms Freedom Act

Jeff Barriault wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:This idea has been discussed in other threads and it won't work. States can't void federal law by passing a state law that essentially "opts out."

I know all of the philosophical arguments, but it won't work. I don't want the most pro-gun Governor we've ever had pushing something like this and loosing the next election because his Democrat challenger points out the futility of such a bill.

Chas.
I have to disagree Charles. How many states have presently successfully "opted-out" of federal marijuana legislation?

The bill discussed may not be the best, but I'll have to say that I think the principle of nullification of unconstitutional federal laws encompasses a path we should all seek. We need to find new and creative ways to enforce our tenth amendment rights. Simple things that put the feds on notice and say, "Hey, this law of yours is constitutionally out of your jurisdiction. And we will fine y'all and/or throw your rear in jail if we catch y'all attempting to enforce it within our state."
I would think opting out of legislation that legalizes an otherwise prohibited item is different than opting out of an item that has been prohibited by federal law...am I wrong?

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