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(Sun Sentinel)   You know there's something inherently wrong in your state when the government is forced to caution cities not to draft laws legislating smoking, guns, and bees   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 21
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2013-03-02 12:25:38 PM
Now what if I want a gun that shoots out bees who smoke?
 
2013-03-02 12:36:45 PM
I'm not sure I trust a person who smokes with a gun and bees. He might be a brainwashed assassin sent to a monster filled undersea city.
 
2013-03-02 12:39:31 PM
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2013-03-02 12:42:16 PM
Good.  Local political subdivisions only exist with the permission the each state in which they reside.  If the state wants to preempt certain local legislation, it is within its rights to do so.*


*Substantive due process issues may apply depending on the state's position.
 
2013-03-02 12:43:40 PM
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2013-03-02 12:50:02 PM
Bees.  My god.
 
2013-03-02 12:52:19 PM
Using government regs to keep government regs to a minimum.

Nice.
 
2013-03-02 12:53:12 PM
Conservatives love local control. Until the locals dare defy conservative dogma.
 
2013-03-02 12:53:28 PM
2 liter soft drinks, however -- Hyatt Derp, Law Marshall states lay low the villians
 
2013-03-02 01:06:48 PM
State preemption for firearms laws, you know what other wacky state does that?  Pretty much all of them.  Last I heard the only state without any sort of firearms law preemption is Illinois, and that is only because Chigaco politicians keep blocking it.

And it is a good thing.  You would end up with a patchwork of unknowable restrictions.

"Sorry citizen, that is a spent shell case in your car, we have a law banning ammunition components here is dumfarkistan, you need to come with me"
 
2013-03-02 01:16:25 PM
"I call my bill the anti-nanny bill," said Hager, because it lets local officials decide what's best.

Irony tag, where art thou?

Republican government's reasoning;  smaller government means fewer governments. So let's eliminate State governments.
 
2013-03-02 01:20:54 PM
FTFA:
While bees may give some people the jitters, the state says honeybees do far more good than harm. Legislators last year overrode local restrictions, such as in Margate and Hollywood, that banned beekeeping in residential neighborhoods. Permitting and inspection for beekeeping is handled through the state's agriculture department.

Well the state is RIGHT in this case. We need all the bees we can get.
 
2013-03-02 01:39:54 PM
We wouldn't want consistency in laws or anything. That would make too much sense.
 
2013-03-02 04:31:26 PM

As one of the libbiest libs that ever libbed a lib, I would just like to say...

I'm glad to see the 'state's rights' legislature working to trample the rights of counties and municipalities.  Some of these small city and county governments are insane with power.
Now, If only the state would demand all municipal and county agencies be required to submit all contracts to an open and fair bidding system. If only the state would enforce it's own Florida 'Sunshine Laws' that DEMAND ALL government meetings be held in an open, public location. If only written minutes or transcripts were required for all financial meetings.


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  Oh yeah!
 
2013-03-02 04:36:06 PM
Florida's preemption of local firearm regulation was recently reported prior to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, when city officials wanted permission from the governor to temporarily prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by license holders in certain areas of the city. Their request was denied, and numerous civilian disarmament advocates predicted that concealed weapons permit holders would commit acts of violence in affected areas.

Strangely, I am unable to locate any reports of such violent incidents.
 
2013-03-02 06:03:38 PM

Dimensio: Florida's preemption of local firearm regulation was recently reported prior to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, when city officials wanted permission from the governor to temporarily prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons by license holders in certain areas of the city. Their request was denied, and numerous civilian disarmament advocates predicted that concealed weapons permit holders would commit acts of violence in affected areas.

Strangely, I am unable to locate any reports of such violent incidents.

 Or the predictions, or your ass with both hands. But whatever. The predictions of activity in the "Men for Men" going through the roof were accurate. NTTAWWT.
 
2013-03-02 10:20:09 PM
Where's the Hero tag?
 
2013-03-03 05:20:29 AM
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2013-03-03 12:30:55 PM
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2013-03-03 03:27:39 PM

potterydove: Good.  Local political subdivisions only exist with the permission the each state in which they reside.  If the state wants to preempt certain local legislation, it is within its rights to do so.*


+1 for Florida
Nine of the ten issues decided at the state level favor greater liberty:
Guns
Smoking
Red-light cameras
Honeybees
Wildlife
Pit Bulls
Plastic bags
Vacation rentals
Xeriscaping

All across the US a million tinpot-dictator-mayors and realtor-turned-legislator-for-a-few-months spend most of their time farking around with the law, based on something they saw on TV, or some lunatic group with a bug up their butt.

Regarding the 10th issue, "wage theft" law, its backers admit it duplicates state and federal law: http://yourpbc.org/issues/detail.dot?id=73177  Basically they need more investigators at the state and federal level, but the proposed law is merely a jobs program for lawyers. That site doesn't present any data about a wage case backlog, nor does it cite the statistics presented.

Labor violations are serious business. Repeated violators should do hard time, not just cause they're thieves, but because most violations are against people of color (no citation, it just works that way usually).

Florida could easily collect enough tax money to hire more labor investigators at the state level with a $1-per-ticket tax on college sporting events.
 
2013-03-04 03:10:08 AM
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