by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
It would seem that the leadership in several states is beginning to recognize the fact that state legislatures have the duty to nullify unconstitutional federal overreach regulations in their respective states. All I can say is that, after seeing the direction the Harris/Biden administration is headed in, it is about time.
An article by Jack Phillips in the April 7th issue of the Epoch Times has noted: “Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on April 6 that would prohibit police and sheriffs in the state from enforcing new federal gun laws that may violate the Constitution’s Second Amendment. Proponents of the bill have argued that it would ensure the rights of gun owners are protected from what they have described as potential overreach by the federal government…” Those who are critical of the bill claim it will hamper cooperation between state and federal officials. Seeing that the feds go into various states and try to force their edicts on state governments, one might question the need for such “cooperation.”
Gun control zealots tried to pressure the governor into vetoing this measure. I suppose their next attempt to take away people’s Second Amendment rights in Arizona will be to issue some sort of recall petition to remove the governor.
In similar legislation, this time in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee has signed a “constitutional carry bill, also called a “permitless carry bill” into law and the law will go into effect on July 1st. Governor Lee said “I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and NRA for helping get this done.”
And, an article on the New American website just recently noted that “The Governor of Iowa said “Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens. We will never be able to outlaw or prevent every singled bad actor from getting a gun, but what we can do is to ensure (that) law-abiding citizens have full access to their constitutional rights.” Thus Iowa becomes the 19th state to push back against the Harris/Biden Regimes agenda to disarm honest Americans. Harris/Biden are not really concerned about the criminals among us–they just want to take our guns. that way we can’t defend ourselves from Black Lives Matter or Antifa. Are you beginning to get the picture yet???
There are now 19 states that allow their citizens to exercise the rights guaranteed to them by the Second amendment without asking permission from their state governments first Mark Olivia the director of public affairs at the National Shooting Sports Foundation has said: “Your permit is your Second Amendment right. The idea of having to get a permit to be able to exercise your Second Amendment right t keep and bear arms is antithetical to what your rights are as an American at birth.”
The New American article observes that “In Iowa ,legislators and the governor are posing the solution to the problem of governmental overreach from Washington: passing a law that directly and emphatically opposes the federal tyranny when it comes to gun control.
Of the 19 states that are nullifying federal gun control overreach, I notice that Louisiana is not among them. The Democrat governor here will probably not try to do anything that Biden/Harris do not want him to do. Therefore, it will be up to the state legislature here to resoundingly pass nullification bills that will be aimed at federal overreach and their efforts will have to be strong enough to over-ride his vetoes because he will probably try to veto anything Harris/Biden doesn’t want.
Nullification is an idea whose time has arrived in an era when federal overreach has become an epidemic and the Second Amendment is not the only area that needs to be addressed.