State Rep. Carl Seel (Dist 20) won some fame last year for pushing the birther bill.
This year? Nullification.
He showed up at the Gun Appreciation Day rally at the state Capitol (along with about 500 paranoid gun absolutists) to tout his newest piece of weirdness, HB 2291, a tell-the-Feds-where-they-can-stick-it bill (you can read the bill here).
What would this latest bizarre effort of Seel (along with Bizarro Rep. Steve Smith, new guy Adam Kwasman, David Stevens, and Bob Thorpe) do?
It would ban state officials from enforcing any new federal gun laws. Any.
And if the official did? Guilty of a Class 6 felony. A year in jail.
Of course, as Seel should know, federal law trumps state. As the Founding Fathers stated in the Constitution.
The same Constitution Seel wants all high school seniors to state loyalty to, in another one of his bills, HB 2467 (you can read it here).
Question: Shouldn’t Seel be required to take that oath, and if so, shouldn’t he deep-six his own bill?
Doesn’t he see the contradiction in his two bills?
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.