Kansas Town Passes Ordinance Nullifying Unconstitutional Federal Gun Laws

A small city in Kansas stepped up and added another level of defense in the battle to protect the right to keep and bear arms in the Sunflower State this week.

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 2nd 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. The town of Herndon did its part to add another layer of protection for its citizens, passing an ordinance refusing any local cooperation with federal efforts to infringe on the Second Amendment. If other cities, counties and towns follow Herndon’s lead on this, 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 help of Kansas.

On May 7, the Honorable Mayor Kenny Chartier, introduced  Ordinance # 510 to the city council. The council did not even wait for the presentation of the ordinance before making a motion to adopt. It prohibits any agency or person in the employ of the City of Herndon 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.

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Vermont Opens Season On Drones

The Vermont General Assembly will consider a  “Drone Regulation Act” during the current legislative  session.

Representative Kevin Christie sponsored  House Bill 540, joined by 24 other patriots as cosponsors.

The bill would create a new chapter (205) to regulate drones in Vermont.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a law enforcement agency shall not use a drone for any purpose or disclose or receive information acquired through the operation of a drone.

Upon a close look at the bill, we find a few points that are essential to the security of a free nation. The bill clearly supports the right to privacy and our expectations that our homes and persons should remain free from unreasonable, unauthorized and/or illegal searches.

Under the proposed law, the use of drones in Vermont will only be permitted  by law enforcement agencies after obtaining a warrant, or under specific emergency circumstances. The Department of Public Safety, Municipal Police, Sheriff’s Department, Attorney General’s Office, The States Attorney’s office and the Capitol Police Department will be authorized to use drones, but will strictly be limited to use under specific conditions.

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Lessons Learned: Reflections on the State Legislative Session

The insanity is finally over and the people can now put together the last falling pieces from the 63rd Legislature in Montana.

It was once said; “The people’s rights are never more in danger than when the legislature is in session.”   The ramifications from this session will continue to impact the people far beyond even the next legislative session in 2015.  Many citizens will breath that sigh of relief, while others will shift gears into the interim process.

The people did earn a couple of wins this session.  One for sure was the defeat of the Medicaid exchange bill.  The mandate would put additional burdens on the backs of taxpayers and there just ain’t any more pie to share.  With Obamacare mandates starting to kick in, even some of the most liberal socialists who endorsed it in the beginning are seeing its demise.  The leader of the plan, Mr. Baucus, is now openly admitting the train wreck that Obamacare will bring to America.

The raging national debate on gun control, made its way into this session.  It was sad to see how the political parties’ understanding of the Second Amendment to the Constitution were clearly delineated in the final votes.  Without exception, interpretation of; “Shall not be infringed” or “Shall not be called into question,” were distorted by Democratic members in both houses.  We did fix the law that made us criminals for firing a weapon under the disorderly conduct statutes, but other efforts to enhance and protect our 2nd Amendment rights were lost.

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Bills Nullifying Agenda 21 Pass Missouri House and Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2013) – Two bills protecting property rights and nullifying Agenda 21 provisions overwhelmingly passed each chamber of the Missouri legislature in the last week.

House Bill 42, sponsored by Lyle Rowland, amends Chapter 1 of the Revised Statutes in Missouri by adding a new section relating to the prohibition on certain policies that infringe on private property rights.

The legislation is charging forward and passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 113 to 42 on Wednesday.

The bill prohibits the adoption or implementation of any policy or regulation that deliberately or inadvertently infringes or restricts private property rights without due process, and more specifically prohibits any policy recommendations that originate in or traceable to Agenda 21, along with any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.

“…the State of Missouri and all political subdivisions are prohibited from entering any agreement with, expending any sum of money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21…”

HB 42 finds foundation in limiting the government in the Missouri Constitution, found in Article I Section 2;

“That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.”

The bill now is scheduled to go before the Senate General Laws Committee on April 16 for an open hearing on the bill.

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Pearland, Texas Passes 2nd Amendment Resolution

The tenacity of the early settlers that formed the backbone of a thriving Texas community continues to echo the call for liberty today.

Dating back to around 1528, Pearland Texas inhabitants etched a place in history showing courage and resolve by welcoming all who stood for freedom, and their legacy lives on.

Mayor Tom Reid, with the help of council members  Greg Hill and Keith Ordeneaux, brought forward resolution 2013-47; A resolution of the city council and the city of Pearland, Texas encouraging the federal government to protect and defend the rights of the citizens to keep and bear arms.

The resolution fortifies Article 1 Section 23 of the Texas Constitution

Whereas; RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

Councilman Owens and councilwoman Sherrouse showed their integrity and resolve, joining Hill, Ordeneaux and Mayor Reid to pass the resolution.

Councilman Scott Sherman declined to stand with the historic tradition of defending the rights of Pearlman residents and openly opposed the resolution.

Nearly everyone that has spoken on the matter concur that this small step at the local level is a giant step towards holding an overzealous federal government at bay. The City of Pearland calls on other communities and jurisdictions to join with them in this action by passing similar resolutions. As the every growing chorus increases lawmakers at the state level to take action.

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Carter County, TN Passes Second Amendment Resolution 16-2

Carter County, Tenn. recently joined the swelling ranks of local governments condemning any unconstitutional federal acts violating the Second Amendment.

County commissioners met on Monday, March 11, and took a stand against Federal Gun laws. By a 16 to 2 vote, the commission adopted a resolution calling on the state to step in and protect citizens from Second Amendment violations.

The resolution calls upon the governor and the Tennessee  legislature “to immediately pass acts to protect, preserve and defend the citizens of Carter County and the state of Tennessee guaranteed by the Second Amendment … and specifically to immediately pass any acts as may be appropriate to nullify the implementation within the state of Tennessee of any federal law, regulation or executive order enacted to restrict the rights of citizens of Tennessee to keep and bear arms.”

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Federal Government Out of Control

Here in Montana we continue to wonder where the tyranny will stop. We continue to get snubbed by our elected officials at all levels of government with arrogance leading the way. Recently Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester worked overtime to undermine our sovereignty.

They are both part of the eco~tyranny locking up our resources making closed door deals with not only the United States Eco~extremists, but with foreign governments without the approval of the people. Working behind closed doors with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer they have effectivly bypassed the 1872 mining act providing for the exploration and development of minerals.

The Health Care regulatory takings law is just now starting to show the tyranny that will undue the repbulic of America from the inside. Forcing citizens to purchase into the health care plan will undermine the individual liberties of every American citizen.

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