Bills to Block Federal Gun Control Pass in Two States This Week

Bills to Block Federal Gun Control Pass in Two States This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MARCH 12, 2015 by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2015 (Mar. 12, 2015) — HELENA, Mont. – Bills that would block federal gun control passed in two states this week. Today, the Montana Senate gave final approval to a bill seeking to block enforcement of future federal gun control measures. The vote […]

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

States Flex Muscles, Assert Sovereignty in Midterm Elections

“FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVERREACH” ON THE BALLOT by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Nov. 6, 2014) — Tuesday wasn’t just a big day at the ballot box for Republicans. It also featured significant victories for advocates of decentralized governance. The people of several states flexed their muscles at the ballot box, directing their states […]

California Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Turn off Resources to the NSA

California Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Turn off Resources to the NSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Mike Maharrey, ©2014, The Tenth Amendment Center (Jun. 24, 2014) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the face of opposition lobbying from the California Sheriffs Association and two former NSA analysts, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill that will create a mechanism to turn off […]

South Carolina Governor signs Bill Effectively Nullifying Federal Ban on Industrial Hemp pb

South Carolina Governor signs Bill Effectively Nullifying Federal Ban on Industrial Hemp pb

NULLIFICATION OF FEDERAL LAW IN THE PALMETTO STATE by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Jun. 3, 2014) — COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3, 2014 – On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law that authorizes the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban […]

Passed in Missouri and on to the Voters: Bill to Protect Electronic Communications and Data

Passed in Missouri and on to the Voters: Bill to Protect Electronic Communications and Data

“DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (May 16, 2014) — JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  –  The Missouri House gave final approval to legislation protecting electronic communications and data Friday. As a proposal for a state constitutional amendment, it bypasses the governor’s desk and goes directly to the people for consideration […]

South Carolina Lawmakers Pass Bill Effectively Nullifying Federal Hemp Ban

South Carolina Lawmakers Pass Bill Effectively Nullifying Federal Hemp Ban

“FOR ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (May 15, 2014) — COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 14, 2014) – On Wednesday, the South Carolina House gave final approval to a bill that authorizes the cultivation and production of industrial hemp within the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban. Introduced by Sen. […]

California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Pull Plug on NSA Spying

California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Pull Plug on NSA Spying

“A SERIOUS PRECEDENT” by Mike Maharrey, ©2014, The Tenth Amendment Center (Apr. 30, 2014) — SACRAMENTO, April 29, 2014 – A bipartisan bill that would create a mechanism to turn off resources to the NSA passed out of an important California state Senate committee Tuesday by a 5-0 vote. Dubbed the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, […]

Banning Warrantless Data: Utah Governor Signs Privacy Bill into Law

Banning Warrantless Data: Utah Governor Signs Privacy Bill into Law

“IMPORTANT PRIVACY PROTECTIONS” by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center (Apr. 3, 2014) — SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 – On Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that will thwart some of the effects of the growing surveillance state. HB0128 passed the state Senate by a vote of 28-0 and […]

Missouri Senate Votes to Nullify Federal Gun Control 23-10

Missouri Senate Votes to Nullify Federal Gun Control 23-10

SJR36 MAKES FIREARMS OWNERSHIP AN “UNALIENABLE RIGHT” by Michael Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 20, 2014) — A Missouri bill which seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future,” passed the Senate Thursday. SB613 would ban the state from enforcing virtually all federal gun control measures, […]

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

Arizona Bill Would End State Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws; Sheriffs’ Organization Backs National Campaign

A RENEWAL OF STATES’ RIGHTS? by Mike Maharrey, The Tenth Amendment Center, ©2014 (Feb. 3, 2014) — The campaign to stop federal violations of the Second Amendment at the state and local level got two big boosts late last week with the introduction of the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona and an important endorsement […]