After reading about the TeaBirchers in Missouri and the potential override of Gov. Nixon's veto this week on this insane gun-nullification bill they're hoping to get passed, I wondered how anyone might defend these people making a mockery of our state. Well, I found out this weekend watching the local PBS show, Donnybrook, where KMOX radio host Charlie Brennan compared the legislation to laws decriminalizing marijuana in states like Colorado.
If you need a reminder on just how insane this legislation is and who is behind the push to pass laws like this across the country, go back and read Dave Neiwert's post here: Missouri Gun 'Nullification' Law A '90s Militia Fantasy Come True.
I don't know if the Republicans have enough votes to override a veto, but even if they do, Missouri AG Kris Koster has said he doesn't want any part in either enforcing or defending the law. He knows it's not going to hold up in court.
What was really pathetic about Brennan's attempt to at least make the law not sound quite as insane as it is by comparing it to marijuana laws being passed in other states, is even he had to admit that it would be just that -- insane to be arresting federal agents, FBI or DEA for enforcing federal law.
As the other guests pointed out, it's not the same because the laws he's trying to compare this to don't have states going out there and arresting federal agents, and you had the voters weigh in and support the laws in those other states.