There are a number of states across the country that are embracing the Tenth Amendment, reasserting their sovereignty, and making moves to nullify various federal laws, effectively putting a stop to President Obama’s progressive leftist agenda.
One of the main issues that states are looking at nullifying within their borders is federal gun control laws, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.
The TAC points to three states that have taken steps towards nullifying federal gun control laws, which means that the states will refuse to cooperate with federal efforts at enforcing laws which infringe upon the Second Amendment. Since the federal government relies heavily upon the states to enforce it’s federal laws, uncooperative states will render the laws “nearly impossible” for the feds to enforce.
The Governor of Idaho signed into law a bill that passed the Idaho legislature unanimously in both houses. The bill, known as the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, prohibits state officials and law enforcement from enforcing any future federal gun control laws.
The law reads, in part:
“protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal executive orders, agency orders, statutes, laws, rules, or regulations enacted or promulgated on or after the effective date of this act, to violate their oath of office and Idaho citizens’ rights under Section 11, Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho.”
“any official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision thereof who knowingly and willfully orders an official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision of the state to enforce any executive order, agency order, law, rule or regulation of the United States government as provided in subsection (2) of this section upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition shall, on a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) which shall be paid into the general fund of the state”
The state of Alaska recently passed a bill into law that not only nullifies federal gun control laws but also federal indefinite detention and the federal REAL ID law. The law prohibits:
“state and municipal agencies from using assets to implement or aid in the implementation of the requirements of certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders that are applied to infringe on a person’s right to bear arms or right to due process or that implement or aid in the implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.”
Alaska is also one of the states at the forefront of the push for an Article V “Convention of the States” designed to create Constitutional Amendments specifically intended to rein in Congress and the President.
Last year, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Second Amendment Protection Act of 2013, which nullifies a wide range of federal infringements upon the Second Amendment protected rights of citizens in Kansas.
The law states: “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.”
The law goes even further than that, also barring state and local agents from enforcing, or attempting to enforce “any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation” regarding any “personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition” that is manufactured or owned “in the state of Kansas and that remains within the border.”
There are other states that have considered, and even voted on similar legislation. The state that is seemingly closest to joining those three is Missouri, which has tried several times to pass bills nullifying federal gun control laws but has been unable to get the Democrat governor to sign it.
Hopefully other states will follow the lead of these trailblazers and will pass laws of their own protecting their citizens’ natural rights to keep and bear arms, in spite of federal efforts to disarm the population.