Nullification Rising: States are fed up with the Feds & are Fighting Back

Freedom Outpost

For years we conservatives have been frustrated, and that’s putting it mildly, by the ever-growing size and reach of the federal government.

We’ve all asked, both ourselves and each other; what can be done? What can we do to fight back? Can anything be done to beat back the onslaught of the feds – to somehow limit their power over us?

Well, until recently we’ve all felt pretty helpless. Then, it seems something happened – as if a light came on or a voice from above exclaimed, “You know… you don’t have to take it. You have the constitutional authority to take the power back. All you have to do is have the courage to use that authority.”

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NY Gun Owners Torch State Gun Registration Forms in Protest

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From left, Wayne Denn, Kevin Sisson, E.J. Stokes and Dave Bardascini light on fire SAFE Act gun registration forms in an act of symbolic protest at an event Sunday at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161. (MICHAEL GOOT — mgoot@poststar.com)

Gateway Pundit

New York gun owners torched a thousand gun registrations yesterday in Sarasota Springs. The protest was organized by NY2A Grassroots Coalition. The PostStar reported, via Menrec:

Nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.

The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.

E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.

“Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.

The event was organized by the NY2A Grassroots Coalition. NY2A co-founder Jake Palmateer said the goal is for people not to register their assault weapon as an act of civil disobedience.

“We are opposed to registration because the evidence is clear that registration leads to confiscation,” he said.

He and others hope that so few people will fill out the forms, that the registry portion of the SAFE Act “collapses under its own weight.”

He estimates that less than 3,000 New York assault weapons have been registered and he says Sate Police estimated that there are several hundred thousand. The gun industry believes the number may be high as 1.2 million, according to Palmateer.

Justice Department won’t release names of lawyers responsible for more than 650 ethical violations

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The Daily Caller

The Department of Justice will not disclose the names of its lawyers responsible for more than 650 ethical violations found in internal agency watchdog reports.

DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility documented more than 650 examples of its lawyers violating department ethics rules, according to a review of internal documents and OPR reports compiled by the Project on Government Oversight.

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