In June 2021, Missouri passed a new law stating it would not assist in the enforcement of federal gun laws. Tho and Ryan discuss how states can use strategies like this to resist federal laws within the states. Marijuana legalization and opposition to the Fugitive Slave Acts provide compelling historical examples.

Articles Mentioned in this Episode

“Missouri Tells the Feds: We Won’t Enforce Your Gun Laws” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_58_01

“When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_58_02

“The Feds Collect Most of the Taxes in America—So They Have Most of the Power” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_58_03

“Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Legal Cannabis” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_58_04

“Nullification Works: Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_58_05

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