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Virginia Joins North Dakota In Proposing Legislation To Protect Against Federal Gun Control

Virginia Joins North Dakota In Proposing Legislation To Protect Against Federal Gun Control

Here in North Dakota, Rep. Roscoe Streyle has introduced HB1183 which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun control laws. Over in Virginia state legislators are moving forward on a similar bill aimed at accomplishing the same goal. From the Washington Post: Marshall said the measure is meant to

ND Legislature Hall Of Shame Week 3: Rep. Bob Skarphol

This week’s Hall of Shame honoree is Rep. Bob Skarphol of Tioga. Skarphol is the sponsor of HB1189, which would seek to target out-of-state drivers with larger speeding fines than in-state drivers while rewarding law enforcement agencies who target out-of-state drivers over in-state drivers with the revenues from the tickets they write. Here’s the text:

Aircraft Management Bill Amended To End University System Exemption

During the interim between the 2011 legislative session and the current one it seemed legislators were ready to crack down on the abuse of private airplanes by the university system. Legislators chastised NDSU for overspending on the plane they own for the use of university officials, noting that the university (which, ironically enough, has largely

Guest Post: Fargo Flood Diversion Would Use Federal Eminent Domain Powers To Get Around North Dakota Law

We hold dear the rights enumerated by the founders, chief among them the rights to life, liberty and property. Our laws limit when and how our government, whether state, federal or municipal, may separate us from those rights. As residents of North Dakota we are protected by both a state constitution and the federal constitution.

Should Out Of State Drivers Be Hit With Bigger Speeding Fines?

Rep. Bob Skarphol has introduced HB1189 which, if passed, would target out-of-state drivers with bigger speeding fines and distribute the revenues from those larger fines back to the cops writing the tickets. Not withstanding any other provision of law, if an operator of a vehicle is stopped for a violation of section 39-09-02 or equivalent

Fargo Police Chief Calls For Assault Weapons Ban

Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes must not have a firm grasp on what’s actually happening at the legislature in Bismarck. In blasting HB1183, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle and aimed at preventing any state support for new federal gun control laws, Ternes claimed that most law enforcement in the state would oppose the bill: FARGO

Legislation Introduced Today Addresses Minimum Wage, Divorce Waiting Periods, Drones And Firearm Confiscations

Lots of interesting new bills introduced in the state legislature today. Here’s a run down of a few that caught my eye: Department of Labor HB1369, introduced by Rep. Kathy Hawken, would re-name North Dakota’s Department of Labor to the Department of Labor and Human Rights. Can you say “mission creep?” Drones HB1373, introduced by

ND Law Enforcement Drops Opposition To Bill Preventing Enforcement Of New Federal Gun Control Laws

This morning the House Judiciary Committee her testimony on HB1183. This was the bill introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle which would prevent North Dakota officials from enforcing any new federal gun control laws. Law enforcement officials in the state had expressed some concern about the law – most notably Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney was

West Point Report Warns Of "Right Wing Terrorists" Who Support "Individual Freedoms" And "Self Government"

Sigh… A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government. The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding

North Dakota Shouldn't Be Obliged To Help Enforce Bad Federal Policy

It seems that legislation introduced by North Dakota state Rep. Roscoe Streyle which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce new federal gun control laws is drawing the ire of state law enforcement officials. “So what next? Someone doesn’t like federal transportation law?” sniffed Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney on the Jay Thomas

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