A second small city in Kansas has stepped up to add another level of defense in the battle to protect the right to keep and bear arms in the Sunflower State.
On July 8, the city of Muscotah, Kan., adopted an ordinance prohibiting any agency or person in the employ of the city from enforcing, providing material support for, or participating in any way in the enforcement of any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of federal government regarding personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition with the city limits. The city modeled its ordinance off one passed earlier this year in Herndon. This was not simply a resolution declaring support for the right to keep and bear arms, but a legally binding ordinance, barring any cooperation with federal agents trying to enforce acts violating the Second Amendment.
Muscotah became the third local government in Kansas to approve a legally binding act protecting the right to keep and bear arms, joining Herndon and Sedgwick County. These local actions add an additional row of teeth to the state law passed during the most recent legislative session.
Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, affirming its commitment to the Second Amendment by adopting Section 4 of the State Bill of rights. It provides for the right to keep and bear arms, for the defense of self, family, home and state. With that right under assault by an overzealous and overreaching federal government, state officials moved in to interpose. On April 16, Gov. Brownback signed “The Second Amendment Protection Act” into law. The passage and signing of the Second Amendment Protection Act represented a huge step in protecting the right to keep and bear arms in Kansas, but local support will play a vital role in the ultimate success of the new Kansas law.
If other cities, counties and towns follow Muscotah’s lead, blanketing the entire state with local governments refusing to enforce, federal gun control measures will be rendered toothless throughout the state. Judge Andrew Napolitano affirmed that such widespread noncompliance can make federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here). Quite simply, the federal government absolutely cannot enforce gun control in Kansas without the cooperation of state and local governments.
Here are some concrete steps you can take today
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce model legislation in support of the new Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
local ordinance for Kansas here (pdf):
Model local 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. Kansas residents – Join the 2nd Amendment Preservation Group on Facebook. This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Click here to join in!
This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Open the toolkit to see how you can help out! Whether you are talking to your council members, speaking at events, educating your neighbors, or help fund gun safety training, there’s something YOU can do!
4. 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.
For additional reading:
Latest posts by Mike Maharrey (see all)
- Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance - April 17, 2015
- Proposed Florida Commission Would Examine Federal Action In Light of Original Constitution - April 15, 2015
- To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Warrantless Drone Spying - April 13, 2015