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Nixon vetoes bills that nullifIed federal gun laws (Missouri)
St Louis Today ^ | July 5, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/05/2013 10:15:21 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have made it a crime for federal agents to try to enforce gun control laws.

Nixon announced the veto Friday. He noted that the U.S. Constitution generally gives supremacy to federal laws over conflicting state ones.

The bill would have made it a misdemeanor crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce any federal gun regulations that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms." It also sought to invalidate some specific federal laws, including a 1934 law that imposed on tax on transferring machine guns or silencers.

The measure also would have made it a misdemeanor to publish the names of gun owners. Nixon said that would have violated federal free speech rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; jaynixon; missouri; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/05/2013 10:15:21 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

When is this idiot up for re-election?


2 posted on 07/05/2013 10:18:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

He is termed out, cannot run again.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by Currentriverrat (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that's not allowed is it?)
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To: GIdget2004

Is a legislative over-ride possible or likely?


4 posted on 07/05/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Currentriverrat

He’s got a senate seat in mind.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 10:22:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: GIdget2004

Another RAT at work.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 10:23:12 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: GIdget2004

What else would one expect when a red state elects a Democrat to statewide office? I guess people really are that dumb...


7 posted on 07/05/2013 10:26:38 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.)
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To: Hurricane Andrew
What else would one expect when a red state elects a Democrat

Thanks to KC, St. Louis, and Columbia, Missouri has been a purple state for many years.

When the rural vote stays home, or gets duped by a Democrat pretending to be conservative, the city vote (including fraud) is enough for the Democrat to win.

There's also the effect of stupid suburbanite independents voting for Obamamugabe to show that they're not racist.



8 posted on 07/05/2013 10:33:33 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: fwdude
Someone needs to read the 2nd amendment to him Very Slooowly.

Governor, can you say “Shall. Not. Be. Infringed.”?
Try it!

Perhaps a little Kindergarten level 10th amendment instruction would help him.

Maybe a coloring book would help.

9 posted on 07/05/2013 10:42:08 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: GIdget2004

I suspect Nixon was right - doesn’t seem like the state would have jurisdiction over federal officials, nor that state law could override federal law. He could have let it ride and spent the money on court cases though, to prove it.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 11:01:12 AM PDT by Glenmore
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To: GIdget2004

It’s likely that there is a ton of legal precedent to enforce Fed regs over states.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 11:04:06 AM PDT by lurk
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To: GIdget2004
Nixon’s a Rat...it would appear.He takes his orders from Osama Obama & Pals.
12 posted on 07/05/2013 11:05:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: GIdget2004

Can he be overridden? What exactly are “federal free speech rights?”


13 posted on 07/05/2013 11:07:12 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Glenmore
I suspect Nixon was right - doesn’t seem like the state would have jurisdiction over federal officials, nor that state law could override federal law. He could have let it ride and spent the money on court cases though, to prove it.

The 2nd Amendment, however, being an amendment alters/constrains the delegated powers of the unamended constitution — even the ability to levy tax and regulate commerce.

14 posted on 07/05/2013 11:22:29 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GIdget2004
Federal law is supreme only in those areas authorized by the Constitution. State law is supreme in everything else. See the 10th Amendment.
15 posted on 07/05/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: GIdget2004
He noted that the U.S. Constitution generally gives supremacy to federal laws over conflicting state ones.

Illiteracy should be a disqualifier for office.

16 posted on 07/05/2013 11:35:28 AM PDT by Brass Lamp
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To: lurk

The problem is that there is nothing in the constitution that allows the feds to enforce them.

Just legal precedence. If we do stupid things, we should continue doing stupid things because there is legal precedence.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: GIdget2004

It was his administration that illegally turned over the list of Missouri CCW license holders to the feds, then lied about it.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 12:12:58 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: GIdget2004

How is not publishing the names of gun owners a violation of free speech? Gun ownership is a right and your choice not to have the information make public is/should also be your right. The public has no need to know that.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 12:20:17 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: GIdget2004

When the said federal laws are unconstitutional and thus unlawful the state has every right to protect its citizens.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 12:36:07 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Glenmore; fungoking
In October 2003, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon stated that personally he was against Concealed Carry for Missouri residents.

He is anti gun.

21 posted on 07/05/2013 3:08:10 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: listenhillary; All

Governor Nixon:

For example, he asked, “what would have happened during World War II if states had exempted their citizens from the Burke-Wadworth Act, which imposed the draft?”

Liberty? An end to the tyrannical Roosevelt regime? Upholding of Constitutional separation of powers?

All of the above seem to fit.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 5:31:11 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: muir_redwoods
Is a legislative over-ride possible or likely?

The R's have 2/3 in both chambers, but just barely. Yes, it can be over-ridden, along with every other veto he's signed.

23 posted on 07/05/2013 5:41:41 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Big Giant Head

They better be ready to roll when they get back in session.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 7:32:14 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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