by Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute The GOP-controlled House of Representatives is set to further federalize gun laws and gun regulations. They’re doing it, though, under the guise of what sounds like a harmless bill designed to guarantee property rights: The House is poised to pass a bill that allows concealed carry permit holders from one state…

CONCORD, N.H. (Dec. 12, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the New Hampshire House would restrict the warrantless and weaponized use of drones by law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. Neil Kurk prefiled House Bill 1759 (HB1759)…

HONOLULU, Hawaii,  (Dec. 11, 2017) – During the 2018 legislative session, the Hawaii House will consider a bill that would legalize raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. A bipartisan coalition of 13 representatives introduced House Bill 257 (HB257) last January. The legislation would legalize…

Last week, the Supreme Court heard testimony on a case that could reinvigorate the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. Surprisingly, it’s all about football and sports betting in the State of New Jersey. The results of Governor of New Jersey v. National Collegiate Athletic Association may have consequences for a range of issues, including gun…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2017)  A bill prefiled in the Missouri House would replace marriage licenses in the state with “contracts of domestic union,” effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage. Rep. T.J. Berry prefiled House Bill 1434 (HB1434) this month. The legislation would amend current marriage-related…

So once again, Jeff Sessions has proven that he’s no friend to the Constitution. Earlier today, ABC news released a video exchange obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In it, a DOJ intern asked him why he’s supposedly so lax on gun control laws, but still wanted to aggressively enforce marijuana prohitibion. In…

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2017) – On Tuesday, a Michigan House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying. Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy)…