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Important Hearing On Tuesday
SJR 14 is a brilliant move to protect
February 15, 2013
The statists are getting a lot of media attention with their liberty-stealing, gun control bills, but the only legislation actually moving in the Missouri General Assembly will protect your right to keep and bear arms.
Two types of measures are moving at the state house:
HB 436 and SB 325 will get hearings as early as February 28th, but a public hearing is already scheduled for SJR 14 NEXT WEEK.
Please plan to attend the hearing or fill out an online witness form, which we will print and hand deliver with hundreds of others to the Senate General Laws committee.
Witness Form Link for SJR 14 (Constitutional Amendment)
Generic Witness Form: Click for Witness Form
Details about SJR 14
As a constitutional amendment to the Missouri Constitution's existing Article I, Sec. 23, SJR 14 does three things:
Details about HB 436 & SB 325
Since the 10th Amendment makes it clear that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states and the People, the regulation of the ownership of arms is a state, not a federal matter.
That applies to ALL such regulation.
We must demand from our legislators no less than the strongest, most principled stand they can take to defend our right to keep and bear arms!
Rep. Doug Funderburk and Sen. Brian Nieves' "Second Amendment Preservation Act" is the strongest and most principled protection of the right to keep and bear arms in Missouri!.
Notice that it utilizes the words of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to explain Missouri's authority to nullify unconstitutional federal edicts within her borders. Including this language is essential to the success of the bill. It also specifically lists the types of things we will not put up with, and that's what gives state officials the "cover" they need to enforce the bill. More on these bills later...
What you can do:
Meet the Sponsors
Interview With A Zombie (8 min. YouTube featuring Prof. Thomas Woods and The Zombie talking about nullification.)
Professor John Eidsmoe Explains "Interposition" (In support of Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore's nullification of a federal order to remove the Ten Commandment Monument from the state Supreme Court building.
Professor Thomas Woods explains nullification at the Kansas City Nullify Now conference last summer. (39 min. YouTube)
Joshua Glover's Story: Nullification and Resistance to Slavery in 1850s America
Nullification: Answering the Objections by Thomas Woods
The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
Virginia Resolution of 1798
James Madison's Report of 1800 -- a defense of the Virginia Resolution
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