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William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, recently told an Anglo-German conference that if national parliaments don’t like a Brussels diktat they should be able to show the “red card” to the European Union. I wonder if he knows that US states have been trying to kick Washington out of the game for nearly 230 years. In April, the Kansas legislature passed the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” contending Kansans could manufacture and sell all the guns they like, and own as many Kansas-made guns they want—even semi-automatic weapons—without being subject to any federal licensing rules or laws. If some agent from the…

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