With the Obama administration winning a second term and gun control publicly on the national agenda, more and more people are standing up at the state and local levels to protect Constitutional freedoms. This is exactly what is occurring in the small town of Gilberton, Pennsylvania.
Chief of Police Mark Kessler will propose a ’2nd Amendment Preservation’ Ordinance during the January 24, 2013 meeting of city council. According to the text of the ordinance, it will be ‘nullifying all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States along with section 21 Right to Bear Arms of the Pennsylvania constitution.’
The ordinance continues on with some strong words for the authoritarians in Washington D.C. who wish to trample upon the Constitutional rights of Americans saying, “It shall be the duty of the Governing body of Gilberton Borough and within all of its boundaries within the State of Pennsylvania to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States along with section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution or any violation of this ordinance.” You can read the rest of the bill by clicking HERE.
Police Chief Kessler says that he intends for this bill to send a message to the Federal Government that the spirit of resistance is alive and well within the American people, and we will refuse to go along with a totalitarian power grab. Alone, an ordinance like this cannot accomplish much. But if you are following the TAC blog, you can see that many different measures such as this are being taken in states across the country.
This ordinance is, at the very least, a statement of opposition toward the unconstitutional agenda that is being pushed on all Americans against their will. If this idea becomes popular (and these types of bills are gaining steam everywhere throughout the country), this could be our saving grace in evading the emerging federal despotism that is revolting freedom lovers everywhere.
States and local communities are realizing the necessity of standing up for the Constitution. With people buying guns and ammunition at unprecedented rates, people are showing their disgust with the push for more power by Obama and other authoritarians. Elected officials, whether they wish to curry favor with their constituents or stand up for what is right, would be wise to enact nullification proposals in the days and months to come.
Mark Kessler deserves kudos for taking the initiative in his small town. If you would like to express your gratitude to him, his contact information is as follows:
CHIEF OF POLICE
GILBERTON BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
2710 MAIN STREET
MAHANOY PLANE, PA 17949