Embrace the suck.
Thanks to a link (from WRSA, who else?) to this essay, Tom Baugh is my new favorite human (well, second favorite, next to myself, ha!). It's that awesome.
As in "each option sucks" for the federal government, having now raised the ire of people to the point that the real kind of nut-crunching courage seems like the best course of action versus letting things drift along as before. Which is why I say paradox instead of dilemma, because the halfwits who plan this kind of crap never thought this particular outcome could happen by gearing up and intimidating people. Unpossible, as they say. Plus paradox sounds cooler.
While I was worried, fraught even, over whether to pull on the white hat or the black hat, Tom had the genius to point out how it doesn't even matter. Not to us, it doesn't. And, I feel so much better.
HB 1439 states that laws that infringe on Missourians' right to keep and bear arms "shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state."