STATES PULLING RUG FROM UNDER OBAMA’S GUN PLANS

Bills Exempting rifles, handguns, magazines from coming federal limits

Guns_Bibles-5From WND.com, 01/18/13 – Rallies have been scheduled to protest Barack Obama’s gun agenda, members of  Congress are pondering their resistance and American consumers are speaking  daily with ever-new records for gun purchases.

Now states are getting into action, with several legislatures already  developing bills that would simply pull the rug from under the president’s  agenda by specifying that unconstitutional rules or regulations, or executive  orders, won’t be allowed.

Rep. Kendell Kroeker of Wyoming introduced   HB 104, The Firearms Protection Act, and spoke to WND about the bill.

“The new bill expands to any gun owned in Wyoming and any gun regulation  handed down that has to do with banning automatic rifles, banning magazines or  gun registration will not apply to any gun, so long as they stay in  Wyoming.”

In Wyoming, they like to get right to the point, and the plan states, “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…”

Texas also has started its work, developing a plan to block enforcement of  those efforts that are in violation of the Second Amendment, which notes that  the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

Texas Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton, filed HB553 on Wednesday to make it a  misdemeanor for state or federal officials to “enforce or attempt to enforce any  acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, rules or regulations of any kind  whatsoever of the United States government relating to 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.”

Missouri has also joined the fight. On Tuesday Rep. Casey Guernsey,  R-Bethany, introduced HB170, a similar bill that would block state or federal  enforcement of a wide range of unconstitutional federal restrictions on  firearms. It also affirms the state’s authority to regulate firearms made and  owned within Missouri and makes it a felony for any federal agent to attempt to  enforce a federal regulation on those weapons.

Tennessee, South Dakota and South Carolina also have similar bills pending  before their legislatures. Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center indicate  as many as a dozen more states could follow suit in the coming weeks.

Alaska also is planning an upgrade of its firearms freedom act too, much like  the actions in Wyoming and Texas. Those existing Firearms Freedom Acts were  adopted several years ago, and simply state that federal regulation of firearms  made, sold and kept in the states is banned.

The federal government imposes regulations and licensing requirements under  the Commerce Clause, which regulates commerce among the states. The states  challenge that weapons that don’t cross state lines are exempt.

In Wyoming, the “upgrade” should get the attention of federal agents. It  states any official charged, “upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment  for not less than one year and one day or more than five years.”

The bill additionally tacks a $5,000 fine upon the official for violating  Wyoming law.

Estimates now are that there are 17 states with some type of freedom act for  firearms.

Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski introduced HB 69, which exempts “certain firearms and firearm accessories in this state from federal regulation;  providing criminal penalties for federal officials who enforce or attempt to  enforce a federal law, regulation, rule, or order regulating certain firearms  and firearm accessories in this state.”

Chenault told Sitnews.com, “We began work on this bill before the president’s  announcement … and now I’m extremely glad we did. Twenty-three executive orders  have been signed … without a review from Americans’ elected  representatives.”

Kroeker agreed. He said that wanting to upgrade the current Firearm Freedom  Act is “I think it is pretty clear that his agenda is to disarm Americans and  take way as many guns as possible.”

Texas Rep. Steve Toth told radio host Joe Pags, “If a federal official comes  into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person is  subject to criminal prosecution.”

Kroeker said Obama likely will back off, because he’s “smart enough to know  that if he does it he would have an armed rebellion on his hands.”

He described the brewing hostility between states and the federal government  as “standing up to a bully.”

He said. “We want to try and stand up to the federal government bully and let  him know we’ve had enough. … In Wyoming we’re sick and tired of the federal  government overstepping its constitutional limits.”

Governors even are starting to respond. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, “The  Second Amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot  be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other  president.”

The Firearms Freedom Act actually was launched in Montana in 2009, and that  law currently is under review at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Montana also has raised the issue that gun-making certainly was going on at  the time Montana became a state under a compact in 1889, and the federal  government was not given permission then to restrict that activity. They state  says the federal government cannot arbitrarily change the agreement.

THE FULL STORY ON OBAMA’S MASSIVE GUN GRAB:

Poll:  Seeds of tyranny present in America

Obama  plan: ‘Assault-weapon’ ban, universal background checks

47  states revolt against Obama gun control

Rush  Limbaugh: Obama ‘wants people to snap’

‘Obama  has dramatically overshot’

Oops!  Gun-map hate mail goes to wrong paper

Constitution ‘no impediment’ to Obama

Chicago  murders top Afghanistan death toll

Virginia’s  solution to guns in school

States pulling rug from under Obama gun plans

See WND’s latest columns on gun control:

How  Obama’s gun ‘order’ will backfire by David Kupelian

Gun  grab: It’s about freedom’s end by Joseph Farah

School  shooters and pharmaceuticals by Bradlee Deab

Sandy  Hook: Obama’s latest exploitation by David Limbaugh

The  peerless malevolence of redcoat Piers Morgan by Ilana Mercer

Obama’s  disgusting use of kids as pawns by Diana West

Obama’s  dictates will cost lives by Jeff Knox

Obama’s  gun plan doesn’t go far enough by Bill Press

Guns don’t kill people, the mentally  ill do by Ann Coulter

What happened to Lanza’s 4  handguns? by Jack Cashill

The consequences of volatile  speech by Phil Elmore

It’s all about safety by Craige  McMillan

Guns and government by Andrew  Napolitano

‘Gun Culture’ – what about the ‘Fatherless Culture’? by Larry Elder

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One response

  1. Senator_Blutarsky | Reply

    I am convinced we need action at the State level, as above. I believe it to ” ring hollow ” when some Sheriffs around the country promise to not enforce gun grabs. Usually these same Sheriffs and their groupies at County Courts , slop up all the federal “grants” they can, and have no problem with their officers being involved in a variety of other unconstitutional acts.

    hmmmm

    Larry Smith is among dozens of sheriffs who have gone on record in opposition to the Obama administration’s impending firearms restrictions. All of them have promised to intervene to protect their counties from federal tyranny. And all of them are active collaborators in the same.

    Kieran Donahue was sworn in as the new Sheriff of Canyon County, Idaho on January 14. Three days later he joined the ranks of “refusenik sheriffs” by promising not to implement any federal gun policy at odds with his responsibility to “uphold the Constitution.”

    Unfortunately, that resolute statement of principled defiance was fatally undermined when Donahue – in the same press conference — expressed his willingness to continue his office’s collaboration in the federal “war on drugs” and displayed his indecent eagerness to accept new federal subsidies to deploy deputies to guard public schools as soon as the funds are available.

    Wendy Olson, the official assigned by the regime to act as the federal regime’s legal sub-commissarina for Idaho, has said that her office will fully comply with new federal firearms mandates. She pointedly noted that the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office – like most others in the country – has officers who are cross-deputized to serve on federal einsatzgruppen. During last year’s campaign the future sheriff proudly boasted of his work as an “undercover officer” with the FBI-supervised METRO Violent Crime and Gang Task Force.

    “In these changing and difficult economic times it is a great benefit to have all law enforcement agencies working together in order to share costs and resources,” insisted Donahue. Those words will almost certainly come back to haunt Canyon County gun owners when – not “if” – the Feds make it clear that they are willing to “share resources” only with sheriff’s offices who are on board with the gun grab.

    full link-

    http://lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w305.html

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