Mississippi Senator Joey Fillingane becomes the latest to join several other Senate and House members to introduce legislation designed to nullify un-Constitutional edicts from his elected peers in Washington.  His Bill SB 2768 mimics, to a large degree, 4 other Bills from the Senate [ SB 2761 – SB2748 – SB 2529 – SB 2519 ] as well as HB 1013.  These Bills were all introduced on January 21, 2013.

SB 2768, like most of the others, is significant in 3 areas:

[1] Prevents:  “no public servant as defined in Section 25-1-103,  or dealer selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm,  firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi.”

[2] Punishes:any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Mississippi and that remains exclusively within the borders of Mississippi shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not less than one (1) year and one (1) day nor more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.

[3] Protects: “The Attorney General may defend a citizen of Mississippi who is prosecuted by the United States Government for violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture, sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition owned or manufactured and retained exclusively within the borders of Mississippi.

In Merle Haggard’s “Are The Good Times Really Over” he poses the question –“are we headed down hill like a snowball headed for hell?”  Senator Fillingane and his circle of patriotic assembly persons would answer Merle’s question with a resounding –  ‘yes‘ and ‘no‘.  ‘No‘ we’re not headed for hell as long as principled men not only draw that ‘nullification line in the sand’; they also stand firmly in the conviction that their cause is Constitutional – ergo just.  ‘Yes’ there is a snowball rolling all across this nation.  Over 25% of the State Assemblies have now introduced similar legislation, and each one emboldens the other States to join the fight for liberty.

Are all of these legislative attempts perfect?  No, but it is a grand start and a step in the ‘right‘ direction.  The Tenth Amendment Center applauds all their nullification efforts, and is working tirelessly to assist them in their efforts, as well as educate the American people on the original intent and importance of the Constitution of the United States.


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

ACTION ITEMS for Mississippi

Please reach out to Senator Fillingane, and the Mississippi Legislature to give them your support.  In addition, please reach out to the legislators in your State.  You can track all the State’s efforts through the tenthamendmentcenter.com website.

Tim Taylor

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