The Tenth Amendment states that the powers not delegated to the federal government reside in the people of the states. Thus, The John Birch Society believes that the states retain the power to nullify any and all unconstitutional laws imposed by the federal government on the states. Indeed, the JBS believes that states are duty-bound to do so.
Both houses of the Missouri state legislature have approved a Second Amendment preservation bill. That bill will now go to the governor for his signature or veto.
In 1854, Wisconsin rejected the federal Fugitive Slave Act, which mandated Northern states return Southern slaves without due process, demonstrating both the validity and usefulness of nullification.
The Texas state House of Representatives passed several bills protecting the right of its citizens to keep and bear arms.
A Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 likely voters reveals that 54 percent of Americans support the right of states to nullify federal acts.