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Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule that the Arizona Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
In Mike McClellan’s guest commentary in the AFN on Feb. 15 (“The inmates do indeed run Ariz.’s asylum”), he ridicules three state lawmakers for proposing legislation that would “require Arizona judges and law enforcement to act in an unconstitutional manner” because the federal government has “supremacy” over gun laws.
While visiting in your lovely city I read an opinion column by Mike McClellan (“The inmates do indeed run Ariz.’s asylum,” AFN, Feb. 15) about a bill that “prohibits public servants and federally licensed firearms dealers from enforcing any U.S. government act, law, statute, rule of regulation.” His point is that state representatives Smith, Townsend and Petersen and others who are sponsoring this bill (SB 112) are proposing a law that violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. This proposal is, therefore, a violation of their oath to support the Constitution.
So let’s look at Arizona’s reaction to the gun control controversy.
The U.S. Supreme Court will review Arizona's tough law on illegal immigration sometime next year.
Last Thursday, Sept. 17, was the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, and while most adults in the U.S. may have let the day come and go without acknowledgement, the nation’s school children learned about the Constitution in their classrooms.