Skip to comments.Four gun bills one step closer to becoming law after passing Louisiana Senate committee(barf)
Posted on 05/08/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT by marktwain
Four gun bills, including one that purposely flouts federal law, are a step closer to becoming law after passing a Senate committee Tuesday. The bills now head to the Senate floor for further debate.
House Bill 5, sponsored by state Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, is one of the most closely watched gun bills of the session. The bill seeks to block any possible federal gun control legislation from restricting the ownership of semi-automatic weapons in Louisiana.
The bill narrowly passed in the House Criminal Justice committee, and received sizable opposition on the House floor. But it received little opposition in the Senate Judiciary C committee Tuesday. It passed by a 4-1 vote with Sen, Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge voting in opposition.
It is widely acknowledged by lawmakers, including Morris, that the bill is unconstitutional because it violates the Supremacy Clause, which says federal law trumps state law. If passed and signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the legislation could open the state to a legal challenge from the federal government, an expense Morris has said would be "worth every dime."
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The First Amendment problems with the second bill are mentioned.
That’s why I wonder is there no way to nail the IRS for becoming the police power under obamacare. I know Roberts said it was a tax, but in this instance the IRS not only has police powers it has judge and jury powers as well and there is no due process. What do you think about it?
Lefties like to think the clause means that the states are totally subservient to the federales. Really gets their panties in a twist when a state stands up to their grossly unconstitutional power grabs.
Domestic police powers reside with the states for the most part.
Onoz! Because as we know, the feds are NEVER wrong. (Except if a Republican is president, then all the libs suddenly discover states rights)
Then those legislators need to edumacate themselves a bit. The supremacy clause only applies to proper, Constitutional mandates by the feds. The laws the states are moving to nullify are at least arguably unConstitutional. And saying "Take it to SCOTUS" is certainly a ridiculous position, because SCOTUS is actually a portion of one of the parties, and therefore if they rule in favor of that party, their ruling should be viewed as if it were written on toilet paper. In normal civil and criminal trials, they won't let you serve as a juror if you so much as KNOW any of the participants (not necessarily even one of the parties), so how can goobermint employees get more benefit of the doubt, how can they even get the SAME benefit of the doubt, as the man off the street?
Similar stuff happening here in Kansas. Leftie editors crapping their Depends about KS “defying” Holder.
Yet when the [slightly more] conservative Bush was POTUS, they were actually discussing states rights, nullification, and secession. And I even agreed with them. Not, for the most part, because of the actual stuff Bush was doing, but because I believe in all that stuff, and unlike them, I’m not a hypocrite. I don’t have to check whose ox is getting gored before knowing what my principles are.
For those that might not know, “nola.com” and “The Times-Picayune” are the New Orleans-area leftist, liberal rags.
New Orleans is about as gun-friendly as Chicago! The police chief, at the time of Katrina, declared a house-to-house search and seizure of any and all firearms, and arrest of those who resisted - even the legal gun owners - with the help of the National Guard (which was NOT the LA National Guard, if you check the videos).
Louisiana is making some headway in pro-gun legislation, and yes, it is the supposed guarantors of the 1st Amendment, that, through their news writings, endeavor to make you, the free American, gun-less.
On a related note, the Oregon Senate tabled four bills which would have added significant burdens to gun owners in that state. It’s possible to revive them but not likely.