2nd AmendmentIn a time when many when Statists are calling for more federal gun legislation and even the repeal of the Second Amendment, patriots are trying to preserve their inalienable right to defend themselves against anybody or anything. An effective, constitutional way to preserve that natural right is through nullification. One tool to accomplish this is the 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance. This piece of legislation is made for the county level, and should be heavily focused on in states such as Tennessee where the state legislature is not in session. It effectively nullifies unconstitutional, federal gun laws through non-compliance.

The federal government was not given the power to make any laws regarding guns, ammunition, accessories, etc. in the few enumerated powers vested to it by the states. Then to explicitly restrict the federal government from infringing upon the natural right they put in the Second Amendment. So, if the general government infringes upon that God-given right then the states and/or counties can nullify the usurpatious legislation and should.

It is important to nullify locally because it ensures that your county will not help the feds with enforcing tyrannical legislation, and it pressures the state legislature to pass the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. Three counties in the State of Tennessee – Madison, Fayette, and Carter – have passed similar legislation, declaring the counties, respectively, “supports and request the legislature of the State of Tennessee adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to reject and nullify the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, executive orders, rules or regulations in violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.” Afterwards, they go further to call upon the State of Tennessee to pass legislation explicitly stating the Sheriffs’ “duty and responsibility to defend the citizens of the State of Tennessee against infringement by the federal government.”

While it may seem insignificant for one county in one state to pass nullification legislation remember that any great movement starts with one individual – or in this case possibly one county. All the great movements have been grassroots and have started from the local level from the Revolution to the new Tea Party. However small the first steps were they resulted in magnificent movements of freedom and liberty, and so has nullification in the past.


Download a copy of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance to share with your county commissioners.

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