The New York Times reports that Missouri has dealt a blow to my elitist east coast efforts to accept the people of the so-called flyover states. The Republican Missouri legislature has suddenly fallen in love with the idea of nullification. This is a concept from the 1830s, which most of us thought the American Civil War finally settled, that states can declare Federal laws unenforceable in individual states. Apparently Missouri forgot that Article VI, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, declares the Federal constitution and laws, to the “the supreme law of the land “ state law or constitutions “ to the contrary notwithstanding. There is more to the Constitution then the Second Amendment.
So why are they reviving obsolete yet dangerous political theories? Guns, what else?
Missouri has made it illegal to enforce Federal guns laws in that state. Federal agents can be arrested for trying to enforce Federal law. They have also tried it for Obamacare, the pet hate of Republicans. But I guess a lot of people consider any thought of limiting their rights to own guns, even a call for responsible gun ownership, is an insult to the American way of life, their sexual prowess, and the sheer feeling of power in a gun too many people want. And more important than what its opponents call a major threat the economy. Perhaps the good citizens of Missouri want to be sure they can defend themselves from mobs of the unemployed.
The Missouri law, before it gets bounced by the courts for gross violation of the United States Constitution, also makes it illegal to publish the names of gun owners. And here I thought gun owners were proud, and that owning a gun was a good deterrent to crime. Or has this been another piece of pro-gun propaganda. One course pointed out that this may make it illegal to print the name of the winner of a youth shooting contest, even one run by the NRA.
Apparently the names of Missouri guns owners can appear in the massive NRA data base of gun owners, far larger than their membership. This proves what I always thought. When the commies take over, the first place they should go is the NRA headquarters –or, these days, hack into their computer.