Unless a handful of wavering Democrats change their minds, the Republican-controlled Missouri legislature is expected to enact a statute next month nullifying all federal gun laws in the state and making it a crime for federal agents to enforce them here. A Missourian arrested under federal firearm statutes would even be able to sue the arresting officer.
The law amounts to the most far-reaching states’ rights endeavor in the country, the far edge of a growing movement known as “nullification” in which a state defies federal power.
Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore responds:
Oh brother. When you are a hammer, everything’s a nail, but it won’t do much for the reputation of constitutional conservatives if they ride this crazy train to the Sea of Madness, where the furies howl.
Think Progress has more background on the bill.