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.

As of today there are three local governments in Kansas that have approved a legally binding act to protect the right to keep and bear arms. They are the towns of Herndon and Muscotah, and Sedgwick County. Every municipality, city and town in the state of Kansas needs to support SB 102 by passing their own ordinances so we can effectively stand together and tell those in DC that we will back the Second Amendment Protection Act and we will keep the right to have and bear arms.

Local action backing up the state law is essential to stopping federal violations of the Second Amendment in Kansas. These measures will not only provide  practical protections for citizens, they will send a strong message to state lawmakers letting them know the people locally have their backs. This will increase the likelihood of state agents enforcing the state law.  And if enough localities throw roadblocks in the way of these unconstitutional acts, along with state efforts, it will make them “nearly impossible to enforce” as Judge Napolitano has said.

Here is the full text of Chartier’s email:

Hi,

My name is Kenny Chartier and I am the Mayor and 5th generation resident of Herndon, Kansas. Herndon is a small town in NW KS with around 160 people and a community population of 500 – 600.

Back in April of 2013, Governor Brownback signed into law, SB 102, otherwise known as the Second Amendment Protection Act. This law protects the law abiding citizens of Kansas from any federal regulation that would be in opposition to the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights of our US Constitution.

On May 7, 2013 the Herndon City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 510 which backs up the Second Amendment Protection Act, SB 102.

As of today there are three local governments in Kansas that have approved a legally binding act to protect the right to keep and bear arms. They are the towns of Herndon and Muscotah, and Sedgwick County. Every municipality, city and town in the state of Kansas needs to support SB 102 by passing their own ordinances so we can effectively stand together and tell those in DC that we will back the Second Amendment Protection Act and we will keep the right to have and bear arms.

Attached is Herndon’s Ordinance 510 and a blank ordinance so you may use it as is or you may modify it to your liking.

Thank you,

Kenny Chartier – Mayor
Herndon, Kansas
[email protected]

ACTION ITEMS

1.  Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce model legislation in support of the new Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act.

local ordinance for Kansas here (pdf):
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/kansaslocal

Model local legislation for the rest of the country:
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2ndamendmentpreservation

2.  Become a local leader.   If you’re dedicated to the right and keep and bear arms, we’ll provide you with the tools you need to not only act on your own, but to organize and lead others to help support these efforts.

contact us here and let us know – http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/volunteer

3. Kansas residents – Join the 2nd Amendment Preservation Group on Facebook.  This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Click here to join in!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2ndAmendmentKansas/

This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Open the toolkit to see how you can help out! Whether you are talking to your council members, speaking at events, educating your neighbors, or help fund gun safety training, there’s something YOU can do!

4. Share this information widely.  Please pass this along to your friends and family.  Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state.  Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.

For additional reading:

The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act IS constitutional

How to Respond to Unlawful Orders

The 2nd Amendment didn’t “grant” rights

 


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