In conjunction with a bill seeking to nullify Federal Gun Laws and regulations in Wyoming, state legislators have introduced two resolutions, (HJR1 and HJR2), asserting sovereignty for the state under the principles of the 10th Amendment.
Both resolutions call on Congress to “cease and desist from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of the enumerated powers granted to Congress by the Constitution of the United States.”
The resolution is part of a growing grassroots movement in state legislatures across the country as a protest to the intrusion of the federal government into state government affairs.
In 2009, 38 states introduced similar resolutions, and 7 states passed them, garnering some significant national media attention for these efforts. Already in 2010, four states have introduced sovereignty resolutions and “the next step,” nullification of specific federal laws has been gaining traction in states around the country, too.
CLICK HERE to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10th amendment resolution tracking page