The mainstream media is refusing to report the massive state-led push for the nullification of Obama’s unconstitutional laws, agencies, and programs.
We have reported extensively about Missouri’s fight against Obama’s assaults on the Second Amendment and they just landed another victory: their state senate just voted to nullify “virtually every federal gun control measure on the books” — past, present, or future.
According to the Tenth Amendment Center, this bill (SB613) — which passed 23-10 — would not only “ban the state from enforcing” practically every single gun control law ever, but it “includes criminal charges for federal agents attempting to violate the right to keep and bear arms in Missouri.”
The bill reads: “All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I and Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
While many states are basing their bills off of the anti-commandeering doctrine, which states that the federal government does not have the authority to force states to enforce federal agendas, leaving the federal government to “do all the work,” SB613 in Missouri is different because federal agents would be punished if they so much as try to enforce any of the following:
(a) Any tax, levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(b) Any registering or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(c) Any registering or tracking of the owners of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(d) Any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens; and
(e) Any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens
The Tenth Amendment Center elaborates:
The legislation specifically bans all state employees from enforcing or attempting to enforce any acts running counter to the proposed law. Such a tactic is an extremely effective way to stop a federal government busting at the seams. Even the National Governors Association admitted the same recently when they sent out a press release noting that “States are partners with the federal government in implementing most federal programs.”
That means states can create impediments to enforcing and implementing “most federal programs.” On federal gun control measures, Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested that a single state standing down would make federal gun laws “nearly impossible to enforce” within that state.
James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” advised this very tactic. Madison supplied the blueprint for resisting federal power in Federalist 46. He outlined several steps that states can take to effective stop “an unwarrantable measure,” or “even a warrantable measure” of the federal government. Madison called for “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” as a way to successfully thwart federal acts.
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The aforementioned bill is now moving to the state House and will need to pass committee before the full House votes on it. Click here to see how you can take action if you’re a Missouri resident. If you live in another state, click here to track your state’s progress regarding the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
People are beginning to stand-up everywhere… get-involved: