Washington State Firearms Freedom Act Returning in January

The Washington state legislature operates on a biennium, and this coming January begins its second year. Many bills that didn’t necessarily receive hearings, or have any movement last year, could still be picked back up in the new session – thought this is often a very difficult feat.

The state has a few tremendous legislators that are responsible for introducing many great liberty related bills. They are doing their part, and it’s up to us to do ours. By spreading the word about bills that work to protect our freedoms, we can increase our voice from last year and make a real difference in January.

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Duty to Resist Unconstitutional Acts: Testimony at the Ohio State House

The following is a transcript of Scott Landreth’s October 29, 2013 testimony in front of the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee in support of Ohio House Bill 99 .

Chairman Blair, Vice Chair Anielski, Ranking Member Clyde and Members of the House State and Local Government Committee.  Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of House Bill 99.  My name is Scott Landreth and I represent the Ohio Chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center.

House Bill 99 is a critical, overdue step towards protecting the rights of Ohioans from federal overreach.

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Gun Control: Protecting Ourselves Or Asking Someone Else To Do It For Us

Why do people commit it?

Violence.

The pummeling of fists, the stamping of feet, the bashing of clubs, the firing of guns. Road rage, reckless driving and rape. And then we have violent acts involving emotional abuse and bullying, which may or may not become physical in nature. The human race finds ways to hurt each other every single day.

Why do we do this?

A great many proponents of gun control believe that the human tendency toward violence can be curbed by gun-free zones, and the disarming of the citizenry. If this is true, then why are we seeing numerous public shootings in gun-free areas where the average citizen is not armed? And, why do we see such violence in foreign states where only the government and/or military are armed?

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Gun Owners of America Endorses the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

The effort to nullify federal violations of the 2nd Amendment just got a big boost from “the only no compromise gun lobby,” Gun Owners of America. When this organization calls on you to support a bill protecting your right to keep and bear arms, you can be sure that it’s the real deal.

Yesterday morning, GOA sent out an action alert in support of the Florida 2nd Amendment Preservation Act – a model bill drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center to nullify federal violations of the 2nd Amendment.  The bill – which is ready to introduce not just in Florida, but in every state – can be found HERE.

Here’s an excerpt:

B. All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition are a violation of the 2nd Amendment

SECTION 2 PROHIBITION ON PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL VIOLATIONS OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT

A. The Legislature of the State of _______________ declares that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.

Since a vast majority of federal enforcement actions require the leadership, help and/or assistance of state or local governments, agents and resources – widespread refusal to enforce or participate in enforcement will severely cripple federal efforts.

Judge Andrew Napolitano confirmed this by saying that such noncompliance over an entire state would make federal gun laws “nearly impossible to enforce.”  James Madison advised the same in Federalist #46 when he said that one of the four things you should do on a state level to stop federal acts (either unconstitutional or merely unpopular), is a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.”

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