The heat is on! The Second Amendment Preservation Act in Kansas is under fire from Mainstream Media outlets all over the nation. The federal supremacists don’t want to lose power that was never theirs to begin with, and they have unleashed campaigns against the new law through the establishment media.
But even with mounting pressure, grassroots organizations across Kansas can take action and nullify that message.
The power to determine the extent of federal authority in the last resort resides in the people of the states, not a select few in DC. Under the newly passed Firearms freedom act, and now, any federal action, law, regulation, or order infringing on the right to bear arms in Kansas is unenforceable.
The new law states, “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.”
The law goes on to specify the operative interpretation of the Second Amendment.
“The second amendment to the constitution of the United States reserves to the people, individually, the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, and the guaranty of that right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.”
Based off this text, the state of Kansas is not allowed to participate in any federal gun control measures that restrict the individual right to keep and bear arms as understood in 1861.
But passing the Firearms Freedom Act was merely the first step. Kansans will need to apply constant pressure at the local level to ensure policy makers follow through. Local support will play a key role in the success of the new Kansas law.
Two county commissions have already stepped up and indicated that they have Gov. Bownback and the state legislature’s backs. Butler County and Seward County commissions recently approved resolutions in support of the state law and Second Amendment rights.
Butler County and Seward County took a great first step. Now other county and city commissions need to follow suit and even turn it up a notch. Cities and counties need to back up resolutions with ordinances prohibiting any cooperation with federal agents attempting to enforce acts violating the Second Amendment. Herndon, Kansas has done so and others need to join them. These ordinances will add another row of teeth to the state law and will let lawmakers in Topeka know you support their stand.
ACTION ITEMS to help make that happen!
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town - and urge them to introduce model legislation in support of the 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
Local ordinance for Kansas:
Model legislation for the rest of the country:
2. Become a local leader. If you’re dedicated to the right and keep and bear arms, we’ll provide you with the tools you need to not only act on your own, but to organize and lead others to help support these efforts.
contact us here and let us know – http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/volunteer
3. . Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.
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