Tenth Amendment Center
Two bills filed in the Mississippi House and Senate would make it an express duty of the state government to protect the gun rights of Mississippians against federal gun control measures.
House Bill 1297 (HB1297) was filed by Rep. Staples last week. It declares “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.”
In other words, as the Founders understood, the federal government has no authority over firearms, period.
The bill goes on to declare that all such federal acts are “invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
It continues with a requirement to stop federal gun control in the state:
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Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state.
Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur)
This week the Mississippi House passed a trio of gun laws yesterday preventing the government from seizing firearms during a state emergency. The Clarion Ledger reported:
The House on Tuesday passed a trio of gun-rights bills — one to prevent local governments from buying guns to destroy them, another to make clear local governments can’t seize guns during states of emergency or martial law and one clarifying state gun laws preempt local ordinances.
House Bill 485, passed unanimously, says cities and counties having gun buybacks must offer the guns for sale to licensed gun dealers and can junk them only after proving they are of no value.
House Bill 705, passed 112-2, would prohibit confiscation of personal firearms by local governments after emergencies or if martial — military — law has been declared. House Judiciary Chairman Mark Baker, R-Brandon, said there were reports of such in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
House Bill 314, passed 85-33 on Tuesday, would clarify that city and county governments “may not interfere with the right of citizens to possess firearms” and that state gun laws trump local ones.
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again.
Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws.
By Monte Kuligowski
Ruling that the ObamaCare insurance mandate is unconstitutional is like saying that water is wet. Of course it’s an unconstitutional abuse of federal power. If the feds can force people to buy health insurance, there is virtually no limit to the reach of federal meddling into the affairs of life.
In a sense, it’s fortunate that the unmitigated arrogance of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi — as witnessed in the health care “reform” debacle — is pushing even postmodern constitutional jurisprudence to its very limits.