Mississippi Representative Mark Formby along with 25 co-sponsors has introduced a bill that would stop federal gun control “laws” at the state border.
HB 625 would amend the Mississippi Code concerning firearms. The text of the bill simply states that it is:
“An act to prohibit enforcement of federal law regarding firearms, accessories or ammunition manufactured in the state that remains within the borders of the state; to provide 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 in the state; to provide a penalty for violations of this act; and for related purposes.
No public servant or dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi.”
This bill, if passed, would nullify any federal gun control bill that would limit the citizens of Mississippi access to firearms, ammunition and accessories and make it a felony to try to implement it in Mississippi. A section from this bill reads:
“ Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not less than one (1) year and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.”
The only objection would be, “The Attorney General may defend a citizen of Mississippi who is prosecuted by the United States government…” instead of shall defend.
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state to nullify federal firearm laws, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.
Track the status of 2nd Amendment preservation legislation in states around the country HERE
ACTION ITEMS for Mississippi
If you live in Mississippi, contact your state legislator. Let him or her know of your concern over federal actions to take away your 2nd Amendment rights and that you expect support of this legislation. Click here for contact information.
If you live outside of Mississippi, still contact your state legislator. Inform him or her that you hope similar legislation will be introduced in your state.
Please contact these Representatives and thank them for their support:
Formby ,Arnold, Bell, Boyd, Brown (20th), Byrd, Carpenter, Chism, Crawford, Denny, Eure, Gipson, Hamilton, Haney, Howell, Huddleston (15th), Jennings, Martinson, McLeod, Monsour, Moore, Rogers (61st), Staples, Taylor, Weathersby, DeBar