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  •  They haven't nullified anything (13+ / 0-)

    They have duly passed State laws, which every State is free to do.

    They have entered discussions with the Feds (who are perfectly free to apply, or not apply federal law), about how these laws can be made to work.

    They have agreed to set up regulated markets, which the feds are happy with. California did not do that, thus we see federal enforcement actions in that State.

    What none of these States has done is attempt to nullify a Federal Law. They just haven't.

    The difference in the gun debate is that some jurisdictions are specifically trying to make the enforcement of federal law a crime in their States. That is what they can not do, it is tantamount to secession, and it directly contradicts the supremacy clause.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:28:34 PM PST

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    •  The typical form of the language, at least to (6+ / 0-)

      this point is "a federal agent attempting to enforce a federal firearm regulation in this state shall be in volation of this state law, and subject to arrest and prosecution". I guess someone forgot to put that in the pot laws.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:28:59 PM PST

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