Louisiana House Committee Passes Firearms Freedom Act, 10-1

Today, the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice passed the Louisiana Manufactured Firearms and Ammunition Act by a vote of 10-1. House Bill 45 (HB45) would exempt firearms manufactured and remaining in the state of Louisiana from federal law, federal taxation or federal regulation, including registration.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Lopinto, finds its foundation in a proper understanding of the commerce clause.

“In the absence of a constitutional prohibition, or a specific delegation of authority to the United States government, all regulation of intrastate commerce isexpressly reserved to the authority of the states.”

It continues, nullifying the unconstitutional federal expansion of the commerce power by reasserting state control over items manufactured and retained in the state:

A Louisiana manufactured firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Part and which remains within the borders of Louisiana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the Louisiana Legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.

The Constitution states, “The Congress shall have power… to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes…The Congress shall have Power…to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”

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Is “Something” Better Than “Nothing?” YES

Dear Delegates,

The watered-down versions of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions will be heard before the delegates on December 15, 1798. To ensure these resolutions will fail, it is CRITICAL that you contact the delegates and tell them to enact unreasonable penalties for those who enforce laws under the Sedition Act.

The federal government has spent the last three months fighting off nullification from Republicans Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others. These resolutions are sure to nullify our federal overreach against the federal agents that try to inflict Sedition onto the people. These nullification resolutions will give the people local protection.

These efforts are aided by citizens at the local level, citing the Tenth Amendment, who want a victory at the federal governments expense. But now, Jefferson, Madison and others are walking around claiming that the people of the states are duty bound to use nullification.

What we need to do to kill these efforts that would stop the protection of federal agents who will inflict the Sedition Act on the people, regardless of what the Constitution says, is make the resolutions too unrealistic to pass.

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Madison County Tennessee Passes “Internet Sales Tax Opposition Resolution”

MadisonCoCourthouseMadison County Tennessee now has two firsts. The county was the first in Tennessee to pass a 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution against federal gun control schemes, and now it is the first in Tennessee to pass an Internet Sales Tax Opposition Resolution.

The resolution is intended to protest and push back against the federal government’s efforts toward passage of an internet sales tax.

Commissioner Adrian Eddleman told the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center that the resolution passed the Madison County Commission with the support of 15 out of 25 county commissioners.

The full text of the “Internet Sales Tax Opposition Resolution” is below.

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