A New Bill in Tennessee Could Nullify Federal Gun Control Laws

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jkcerda, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    #1
    nice. hope it passes :D
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 603

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #3
    A state can't nullify federal law, but that state is not required to enforce federal laws.
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

    Huntn

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    The Misty Mountains
    #4
    ...that's until the law ends up in the U.S. Supreme Court. I hope it does not pass. This country is way too gun happy. Guns are the problem especially in the hands of nincompoops, mentally ill, poor judgers, chip wearers, etc, not the solution.
     
  4. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #5
    Right, the state is not required to help, but it can't obstruct federal law.

    So, if the bill is written to nullify federal gun laws, Tenn. will immediately face a challenge from the Department of Justice.

    Of course, a Texas state Rep. introduced a similar bill in May 2013 and it never went past committee. Arizona did as well.

    Mostly, this is political grandstanding by someone trying to get a little attention (money) from the NRA.
     
  5. samiwas macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #6
    You people really are scared, aren't you?

    I do wonder if you actually lose sleep or let this kind of thing affect your daily life or even think about it for more than one minute per day.
     
  6. Jesla macrumors 6502

    Jesla

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Location:
    Tennessee USA
  7. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    #8
    do you mean "freedom" happy? guns are NOT the problem, SOME PEOPLE are. don't work to take away MY RIGHTS because someone else made a mistake.
     
  8. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    FL
    #9
    Interesting. So why aren't the Feds shutting down all the pot store in Colorado? :rolleyes:
     
  9. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #10
    They are just looking the other way(for now). If the Federal Government wanted to they could send the DEA in and shut every single shop down.
     
  10. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    #11
    They could shut them down if they wanted to do so. The attempt to criminalize federal regulation is the point that I think would really result in a fast challenge.
     
  11. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #12
    Yet you are perfectly willing to take the rights of others away, as granted to them by the 15th and 19th (and quite possibly, 24th) Amendments, through VoterID.

    The scent of hypocrisy is wafting in again.

    BL.
     
  12. APlotdevice, Jan 21, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    #13
    The gun was invented to make people more efficient killers. If guns were no more dangerous than say a knife then they wouldn't even exist.


    Frankly it's a bit ridiculous how in this country owning a weapon is considered a "fundamental right", and yet things like shelter and health care aren't.
     
  13. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #14
    Exactly. There's a political calculation here.
     
  14. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #15
    Yes, Gun ownership is a Right. However I don't know a lot of people that just want/expect the Government to give them free firearms.

    However you did start me thinking about this....
     
  15. thewitt macrumors 68020

    thewitt

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    #16
    The Constitution grants the Federal government specific rights. Everything else belongs to the States. Federal gun control is not granted, therefor it's not a Federal responsibility
     
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Location:
    Isla Nublar
    #17
    No one took away your guns. There isn't even a proposal to take away guns. Obama passed absolutely nothing related to taking away guns when he had that list of 21 or 23 (I forget which) gun control measures.

    (And if someone tries to show me one that has gun control you either have a fake one or one that was part of the "brainstorming" not the real proposal that was passed into law).
     
  17. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    #18
    I thanked Obama for it :D
     
  18. lostngone, Jan 21, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014

    lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #19
    Yep you are 100% correct no one is trying to "take away" anyones guns....

    They are giving you the choice to sell them or go to jail.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/12/05/gun-confiscation-underway-in-new-york-n1758137

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/06/new-york-city-confiscating-rifles-and-shotguns/

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/11/robert-farago/begins-new-york-sending-gun-confiscation-notices/

    And the other shoe... How do they know who has these firearms Oh yea.. Gun Registration... but wait I thought registration didn't lead to confiscation...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere
    #20
    So because a city restricts the types of weapons you can use in it the Federal government is taking away your guns?
     
  20. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #21
    If it wasn't for the NRA and places like Tennessee, yes I am sure they would...

    By the way these weapons were 100% legal to own in New York and now if you own one of these you are a criminal just for having them...
     
  21. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #22
    Not to split hairs, but, the form shown does not state that you can't own them. You can own them-- just store them outside of NYC.
     
  22. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #23
    You got me...

    You should send that idea to the Brady Campaign or Mayors Against Illegal Guns! With that type of thinking/logic you could ban all guns from the US and still keep the second amendment.
     
  23. Huntn macrumors G5

    Huntn

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    The Misty Mountains
    #24
    Yes, it's all about freedom, the freedom to defend one's self, the freedom to go on a rampage and kill a dozen people after having a bad day.
     
  24. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #25
    Show me where it says anyone has the freedom to "kill a dozen people".
     

Share This Page