More States Saying NO to Federal Gun Control Laws

The US Senate is controlled by the Liberal Progressive Socialist Party, better known as the Democratic Party.  Therefore, it should be no surprise to see the Senate pass bills that are unconstitutional and undermine the American way of life.

Last Tuesday, the Senate passed SB 374 – ‘Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013’ – sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).  This act makes any private firearms sale or transfer a federal offense.  In other words, if a father gave his son one of his shotguns, the dad could be prosecuted for violating federal law.

Last Thursday, the Senate passed SB 150 – ‘Assault Weapons Ban of 2013’ – which was part of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) massive gun control program.  This act would ban sales and ownership of assault and assault-style weapons.

Both of these bills are violations of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and hopefully, the Republican controlled House will defeat them and any others like them especially since our federal court system seems to rule more on politics than on the rule of law.  Knowing how the Senate, federal courts and Obama administration work, an ever increasing number of states are introducing and passing legislation to block the federal gun control measures from being enforced in their states based upon their 10th Amendment state’s rights.

Many states have introduced some form of Firearms Freedom Act in the past couple of years.  Some passed and many did not.  With the latest war on firearms waging heavily in the past few months, a number of states have re-introduced those earlier bills or introduced new ones.  They include:

  • Alabama: SB 43 – Exempt from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained within the borders of Alabama.
  • Alaska: HB 69 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Arizona: HB 2291 – Prohibit enforcement of federal firearm laws and sets a class 6 felony for anyone trying to enforce them.
  • Georgia: HB 89 – Exempts certain firearms from federal regulations.
  • Idaho: HB 219 – Makes any enforcement of federal firearms laws that ban, restrict or confiscate any firearm and ammunition as well as registration of firearms a criminal offense.  Passed House 55-13.
  • Indiana: SB 130 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Kansas: HB 2199 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Kentucky: Firearms Freedom Act of 2013 – Prohibits enforcement of new federal firearms laws.  Passed by 34-3 vote in Senate with 11 of 14 Democrats voting in favor of bill.
  • Louisiana: HB 5 – Prohibits the enforcement of federal restrictions regarding the ownership or possession of semi-automatic firearms.
  • Michigan: SB 63 – Exempts firearms and firearms accessories made and sold exclusively in Michigan from federal gun restrictions.
  • Mississippi: SB 2607 – Protects Second Amendment rights of state citizens.
  • Mississippi: HB 778 – Exempt certain firearms from federal firearms laws.
  • Mississippi: HB 501 – Protect firearms and ammunition from federal firearms laws.
  • Nebraska: LB 602 – Prohibit enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Ohio: SB 36 – Prohibits bans, registration and seizures of firearms pertaining to federal firearms laws.
  • Oklahoma: HB 2021 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Pennsylvania: HB 475 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • South Carolina: SB 85 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws.
  • Texas: HB 1076 – Prohibits enforcement of federal firearms laws and establishes penalties for anyone trying to enforce them.
  • Washington: HB 1371 – Prohibits enforcement of any federal firearms or ammunition bill passed after January 1, 2013.

According to reports, Arkansas, New Mexico and North Carolina have plans of introducing similar legislation.  In all, only 15 states have not passed, introduced or are planning on introducing legislation to block enforcement of federal firearms laws.  Not surprising is that 14 of those 15 states were blue states in the 2012 presidential election.

With 35 states taking some form of action to block Obama’s plans to disarm America, you know that he’ll get Attorney General Eric Holder to challenge the state laws in federal court.  Even though the 10th Amendment gives states the power to enact such laws, many federal courts tend to side with the federal government.  This promises to be an interesting and frightening year.