"I still believe there is something in the fiber of America worth saving. The fate of America may well ride on the shoulders of young Americans in an old America gone mad." -SGT Ryan Wood
June 21, 2007
Put the establishment in check!!
It's probably ultra vires or at least going to go under if federal laws trump state laws in the US.
But it looks good to the local electors so the state legislators will get kudos, even if it's just for show.
In civilised debates, mere assertions don't score points - Michael Pascoe Sydney Morning Herald.
This is getting even better now....seems like the federal govt wants a war with the states.
Eleven States To Jail Feds Who Violate The 2nd Amendment
Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, Tennesee, Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming have proposed legislation to jail federal officials who violate the second amendment.
The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act is a state-level bill that renders all federal gun laws, regulations, rules, acts, orders, etc – null and void within the borders of the state.
The Firearms Freedom Act declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The FFA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the commerce clause, with firearms as the object.
Introduced in Texas, House Bill 553 (HB553), is the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The bill reaffirms the 2nd Amendment, as intended, and would nullify potentially anything from the federal government that contravenes in the State of Texas.
It reads, in part:
all federal acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, and rules or regulations of all kinds with the purpose, intent, or effect of confiscating any firearm, banning any firearm, limiting the size of a magazine for any firearm, imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, taxing any firearm or ammunition therefore, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition therefore, infringes upon Texans’ right to bear arms in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and therefore, any such law is not made in pursuance of the Constitution, is not authorized by the Constitution, and thus, is not the supreme law of the land, and consequently, is invalid in this State and shall be further considered null and void and of no effect in this State.The bill goes further than just affirmation of the 2nd Amendment. It requires compliance by by state and federal agents.
Introduced by Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey, with 61 co-sponsors, is the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. House Bill 170 (HB170) would nullify any and all federal acts, orders, laws, statutes, rules, or regulations of the federal government on personal firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition.
The bill states, in part: “Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.”
North Dakota Introduced by Rep. Streyle, Becker, Brabandt, Grande, Headland, Maragos, Porter, Ruby, Toman
Introduced by Sen. Larsen, Miller, Sitte
A BILL for an Act to create and enact three new sections to chapter 62.1-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to forbidding state governmental entities from providing aid and assistance to the federal government or any other governmental entity for the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of federal firearms laws not in force as of January 1, 2013; to provide a penalty; to provide for retroactive application; and to declare an emergency.
Florida 2ND Amendment Preservation Act
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
STATEMENT OF INTENT - The intent of this legislation is to reject any and all power or influence or interference of and by the federal government regarding the the right to keep and bear arms (including ammunition); and to prohibit prohibit federal actors from infringing on these rights within the borders of FLORIDA; and to prohibit state employees in aiding the federal actors from infringing on these rights; and to provide felonious penalties of such.
(b) The Constitution of the United States does not provide the federal government with the authority to impose acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations relating to civilian-owned firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.
(c) All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding civilian-owned firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition are in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution and the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
SECTION 2 – PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
Wyoming H.B. No. 0104 Firearm Protection Act.
Sponsored by: KROEKER
AN ACT relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.
South Carolina Senator Davis has filed SB 224 which is a Joint Resolution to Nullify Executive Orders infringing upon the second amendment, and the right to keep and bear arms. This Joint Resolution has been referred to the Senate Committee of Judiciary.
SB 224 states, “Any federal executive order restricting, abridging, or otherwise infringing upon the free exercise of a citizen’s second amendment right to keep and bear arms is unconstitutional and shall not be enforced by any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency within South Carolina.”
Senator Davis referenced District of Columbia v. Heller. This Supreme Court held that, “the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms and that the city’s total ban on handguns, as well as its requirement that firearms in the home be kept nonfunctional even when necessary for self-defense, violated that right.”
More here: http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com...-to-bear-arms/
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Any regime change involving our military should require wartime tax rates from the wealthiest as a metric regarding the necessity and propriety of such public act.