On February 12, the city council of League City, Texas passed Resolution No. 2013 designed to protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms by a vote of 7 to 1. The resolution was introduced by councilwoman Heidi Thiess and the one opposition vote was casted by councilman Dennis O’Keefe.
The resolution cited from the U.S. Constitution the Second, Ninth and Tenth Amendments as justification for their resolution. The League City Council also sourced the Texas Constitution, Article I: Section 23a which states, “Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the state.”
The resolution is also very specific detailing that any law is not made in pursuance of the Constitution is invalid in the State of Texas and will be considered null and void in their city.
Also, the resolution instructs all agencies of the City of League City to refuse any requests or directives by federal agencies acting under any unconstitutional power that would infringe upon residents’ Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendment rights, or other inalienable rights not here explicitly enumerated.
If you live in League City, Texas, contact them here and express your support for such measures and encourage them to continue using nullification on other issues of concern.
LEGISLATION and TRACKING
If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state to nullify federal firearm laws, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.
Track the status of 2nd Amendment preservation legislation in states around the country HERE.
- The Tenth Amendment Solution to Political “Civil War” - July 27, 2018
- Podcast: The Jefferson Years and Mr. Madison’s War - January 12, 2018
- Brion McClanahan on the Original Meaning and Purpose of the 2nd Amendment - July 7, 2016