Originally Posted By JC10311:
So, let's assume that this becomes law and someone tests it. Who pays for their legal defense? Will the State Police stand between you and the Feds when they come? The only way states are getting away with legalizing pot is because Hussein has decided it's not worth his time to enforce Federal law. I suspect that time would be found to make an example of anyone attempting to use state gun laws to override federal gun laws.
I really appreciate and support the intent, and it certainly sends a strong message, but I'm not going to be the test case.
ETA: Witness form filed. I suspect that I'll get flamed for this.
"I support this legislation because it sends a strong message to the Federal Government that the people of Missouri will not tolerate the destruction of our rights. Unfortunately, unless the State of Missouri also accepts responsibility for defending its citizens when Federal Agents arrive at their door and provides for legal representation when the citizen is charged, then this is little more than a hollow threat. I, for one, will not be a test case for the supremacy clause without the commitment of the State of Missouri to stand by my side.
May I respectfully suggest that any legislator who believes that this bill would protect Missouri citizens from Federal prosecution should openly defy the Federal law and lead by example."
Its saying federal law is trumped by the Constitution. Technically all levels of government are responsible for protecting the Constitution.