Tenther Mayor Leading Kansas Back to Liberty

Last May, Herndon, Kansas, Mayor Kenny Chartier introduced an ordinance nullifying federal gun laws in his town. The legally binding ordinance 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.”

The city council unanimously adopted it.

Chartier took action after Kansas Gov. Brownback signed a state Second Amendment Protection Act into law last April. The state law nullifies a wide range of unconstitutional federal gun laws. Passage represented a huge step in protecting the right to keep and bear arms in Kansas, but Chartier understood local support would play a vital role in the ultimate success of the new Kansas law, and he did his part to add another layer of protection for citizens in his town.

And the Herndon mayor didn’t stop there.

Recently, Chatier sent an email to “every town, city and municipality in the state of Kansas that had an e-mail address,”urging them to pass similar Second Amendment Preservation ordinances supporting the state law.

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Apparent Tug-of-War in Topeka over State Sovereignty

After over a year and two legislative sessions the Kansas Tenth Amendment Resolution (KTAR), SCR1615, was finally passed on March 29th. Some declared “victory” as the resolution was packaged and sent off to Washington D.C. Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook, the resolution’s number one sponsor and champion, said, “SCR1615 was the first step in claiming state sovereignty…

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Kansas Senate Affirms Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment

The Kansas Senate passed a state sovereignty resolution Thursday that affirms the principles of enumerated powers and the 10th Amendment: “the State of Kansas hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the…

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