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Tenther Tuesday Episode 8: Nullify Federal Gun Control

Tenther Tuesday Episode 8: Nullify Federal Gun Control

On this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Mike Maharrey and Michael Boldin talk about efforts to prohibit state cooperation with the enforcement of federal gun laws. Bills to ban all state cooperation with the enforcement of future federal gun control have already been introduced in a number of states, along with other creative measures designed to…

Sen. Crapo Introduces Hearing Protecting Act in U.S. Senate

Sen. Crapo Introduces Hearing Protecting Act in U.S. Senate

Sen. Crapo Introduces Hearing Protecting Act in U.S. Senate

Last week, we told you about Congressman Jeff Duncan’s introduction of H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act.

We can now report that Senator Mike Crapo has introduced a virtually identical Senate counterpart.  Crapo’s bill, S. 59, would restore your right to purchase a suppressor the same way you would purchase most firearms.

Podcast: “States’ Rights” and Liberty

Podcast: “States’ Rights” and Liberty

In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why supporting “states’ rights” is crucial for liberty. During an interview on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, Libertarian Party National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark created a stir when he called Ron Paul’s support for “states’ rights” anti-libertarian. While he later clarified that he wasn’t opposed…

Virginia Bill Would Set the Foundation to Reject EPA Clean Power Plan

Virginia Bill Would Set the Foundation to Reject EPA Clean Power Plan

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Virginia House would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from…

Indiana Bills Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

Indiana Bills Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 17, 2016) – Three bills introduced in the Indiana House would legalize medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, the legislation would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice and effect. Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster) introduced House Bill 1303 (HB1303), Rep. Charlie Brown…

Mississippi Bill Would Take Another Step Towards Rejecting Federal Gun Control

Mississippi Bill Would Take Another Step Towards Rejecting Federal Gun Control

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill filed in the Mississippi Senate would build on the foundation of legislation signed into law last year and block state enforcement of future federal gun control regulations in the state. Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation into law that removed conceal carry licensing requirements, allowing Mississippians…

Iowa Right to Try Act Would Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

Iowa Right to Try Act Would Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 16, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Iowa Senate would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Sen. Jeffrey Danielson (D-Black Hawk County) introduced Senate Bill 40 (SF40) on Jan. 10. The…

Maine Bill Would Authorize Legislature to Review and Reject Implementation of Federal Regulations

Maine Bill Would Authorize Legislature to Review and Reject Implementation of Federal Regulations

AUGUSTA, Maine (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Maine House would authorize the legislature to review and reject state regulations adopted to facilitate federal acts. A coalition of three Democrat representatives introduced House Bill 23 (LD23) on Jan. 10. The legislation would repeal the provision of Maine law that exempts major substantive rules that…