Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Missouri may void federal law

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 3

Missouri may void federal law - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Missouri may void federal law.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Missouri may void federal law' - lindsay

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

The Missouri state legislature is trying to accomplish something interesting and controversial: pass a state law in opposition to the federal law. By superseding current federal regulations, MO. would make it a criminal offense to enforce background checks or to publish the name and address of a gun owner in the state. It would also allow citizens to own a machine gun, which is banned under federal regulations. Most importantly, it will nullify federal gun laws and make it a crime for a federal agent to attempt to enforce them. The state House and Senate (led by Republicans) already passed the law-- only to be vetoed by the Democratic governor. The governor argued that the legislation violated a provision in the U.S. Constitution called the Supremacy Clause. The Supremacy Clause gives preference to federal laws over state laws. However, many state lawmakers disagree, suggesting they are protecting 2nd Amendment rights and so Wednesday, the legislature votes on an override of the veto. If the state legislature succeeds in overriding the governor\'s veto, the issue would almost certainly head to court.

in other news
In Other News
  • During a prime time speech to the American people Tuesday, Obama pressed the pause button on his hard sell for a military strike, and said he\'s waiting to see what kind of viable, verifiable plan Russia comes up with for al-Assad to give up his cache of chemical weapons. But Obama says he\'ll keep U.S. forces ready in case Assad\'s bluffing.
  • The sentencing of four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi, India will take place on Friday. The court on Tuesday had convicted the men -- Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh -- of murder, rape and kidnapping. Prosecutors and the victim\'s family have asked for the death penalty. The trial lasted about seven months. Outrage over the brutal, deadly assault had far reaching consequences in India. It fueled protests in various cities, started a discussion about women\'s treatment in Indian society and prompted the introduction of tougher punishments for sexual abuse.
  • The United States Food and Drug Administration reported Tuesday that it has received at least 89 reports of people getting sick after consuming Chobani Greek yogurt that may have been contaminated by mold.
  • A woman in Montana is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff after an argument. The pair had been married for just more than a week.