Help Nullify Federal Gun Control Measures in Texas

Texas HB553, The Second Amendment Preservation Act, would nullify federal gun laws within the state.  It needs your support right now to move forward!

The bill has been assigned to the House Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility. This bill has not been scheduled for a hearing and committee vote. Your CALLS and EMAILS are needed right now to help this bill move forward.

The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help by contacting  committee members to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.

Strongly, but respectfully, inform your representative that you are concerned with federal infringements on the right to bear arms. HB553 can be viewed here.

Action Items for HB 553:

1. Contact the Chairman
Brandon Creighton (512) 463-0726

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Ohio Action Alert: Help Nullify Federal Gun Laws

The Second Amendment Preservation Act to nullify federal gun laws in the State of Ohio has been introduced – and needs your help to move forward.

SB36 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Local Government & Veteran Affairs.  Having a hearing and committee vote scheduled  is the first step that’s needed towards passage.

The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help by contacting your state senator to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform your representative that you are concerned with federal infringements on the right to bear arms. SB36 can be viewed here.

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Contact the Committee Chair.  Politely encourage him to schedule a committee hearing for SB36.
Frank LaRose, Chair
(614) 466-4823

2.  Contact the rest of the members of the committee.  Make sure they’re aware that support for SB36 is strong.  Let them know, respectfully, that you expect to see a YES vote from them on SB36.
Jim Hughes
(614) 466-5981

Michael Skindell
(614) 466-5123

Kevin Bacon
(614) 466-8064

Edna Brown

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Missouri: Act Now to Help Nullify Federal Gun “Laws” in Your State

In Missouri, HB 436 and it’s companion Senate bill, SB 325, would nullify all federal violations of your right to keep and bear arms.  Please act now to support this legislation.

Either this coming Tuesday or the following Tuesday HB 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, will have a public hearing in the House General Laws Committee. This committee is predisposed to support this bill, but we need to send a message of strong support that will resonate throughout the Capitol.

Witness Form – Your witness form will be hand delivered, and your testimony will be made available online for the committee to read.

Generic Witness Form: Click for Witness Form

Additional Steps you can take:

1.  Right NOW, either plan to attend the hearing for HB 436 (time to be announced), or fill out the online witness form.

2. Contact your state rep AND senator.   Let your rep know that you want a YES vote on HB436.  And let your senator know that you want a YES vote on SB325.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform them that you consider it their duty – their oath to the constitutions of the United States and Missouri requires a YES vote.

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Action Alert: Help Nullify NDAA, ‘Indefinite Detention’ in the State of Michigan

The Liberty Preservation Act to stop NDAA “indefinite detention” in the State of Michigan is up for a hearing in the State Senate.  Your action is needed right now to help move this important bill forward!

The hearing for Senate Bill 94 has been scheduled for a hearing on 02/26/2013.  The hearing will be at 12:30pm in the Senate Committee on Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security.

Please take the action steps below to help ensure that this bill moves on to a vote in the full state Senate.

Note:  Due to the timely nature of this effort, it’s strongly recommended that you CALL.  Emails can help when sent well in advance, but many members may not get your emails in time to help influence their vote.  Also, please call iin the evenings and over the weekend as well.  If you reach their voicemail, leave a message so their offices know first thing the next business morning that a large number of people support this bill. In your voicemail, make sure to ask that they call you back so that you can speak to the legislator or staff directly.

ACTION ITEMS

1.  Call the Committee Chair.  Thank him for allowing the hearing.  Strongly, but respectfully urge him to vote YES on SB94

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Action Alert: Nullify Federal Gun ‘Laws’ in the State of Utah

HB114, The Second Amendment Preservation Act, is up for an important committee hearing and vote in Utah – and needs your support to move forward.

The bill would nullify federal violations of the 2nd Amendment in the State of Utah.  It has been heard in the House Committee on Judiciary and is expected to have a do-or-die vote in that committee in the coming days.

The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help by contacting  committee members to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL as the deadline is approaching fast.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform your representative that you are concerned with federal infringements on the right to bear arms. HB114 can be viewed here.

NOTE: With a vote coming as soon as the early part of the week, Calls should even be made on the weekend or in the evenings.  Leave a message on their voicemail and ask to have someone return your call so that you can hear back from the legislator or their staff.

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Action Alert: NDAA Nullification up for Final Vote in Colorado House

HB13-1045, The Liberty Preservation Act to stop NDAA “indefinite detention” in the State of Colorado, has a do-or-die vote this coming week – as early as Monday.  Phone calls are needed now, even over the weekend, to help this bill pass.

That week, in a surprise turnaround due to the large number of phone calls legislators received in support, the bill passed out of committee by a 7-4 vote.  4 Republicans and 3 Democrats joined in favor.

But, inside sources say that one State Rep might make an effort to kill the bill in the full house as early as Monday, and your help is needed to get enough legislators in the YES column to prevent that from happening.

NOTE: With a vote coming as early as Monday, Calls should even be made on the weekend or in the evenings.  Leave a message on their voicemail and ask to have someone return your call so that you can hear back from the legislator or their staff.

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To Protect the Second Amendment, Pennsylvanians Rediscover the Tenth

After the flurry of new legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2013, gun owners should consider sprucing up their spring wardrobes with Tenth Amendment t-shirts and hats.

In mid-January, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe proposed the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (HB 357) which nullifies all federal firearms laws adopted after December 31, 2012. HB 357, which provides criminal penalties for attempted enforcement of unconstitutional gun laws in Pennsylvania, amassed 67 co-sponsors in the last month.

Following closely on the heels of HB 357, State Representative Matt Gabler introduced the Firearms Freedom Act (HB 475) which prevents any federal regulation of firearms and ammunition manufactured and sold within Pennsylvania’s borders. Citing the 9th and 10th amendments as valid consideration for Pennsylvania entering in the union compact in 1787, HB 475 draws a line in the sand against federal laws that are offensive to intrastate commerce and Pennsylvania and federal constitutional guarantees of gun rights. HB 475 garnered 49 cosponsors in the last three weeks.

Despite the popularity of both pending nullification bills, several Republican and Democratic state legislators have refused to join as cosponsors, invariably citing the Supremacy Clause for the proposition that federal laws are supreme and only federal courts can say otherwise.

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