The Legislature of Kentucky is looking to nullify all types of federal gun confiscation attempts.
Numerous states are fighting back against the overreaching Federal government, reasserting their state’s rights and sovereignty, on issues as varied as gun control, Obamacare, the NSA and the EPA.
According to The New American:
The Kentucky state House of Representatives is considering a bill that would nullify any federal attempt to take guns from citizens of the Bluegrass State.
The bill, introduced by State Representative Diane St. Onge (R), is a force rejection of recent federal regulations that disregard the Second Amendment’s protection of the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
The legislation, named HB 429, reasserts Kentucky’s sovereignty over its own citizens and will:
invalidate and nullify all federal laws and regulations restricting ownership or possession of firearms; direct the General Assembly to take all appropriate action to safeguard Kentuckian’s rights to possess firearms in accordance with the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Section 1 of the Constitution of Kentucky.
Although gun rights and state’s rights supporters view this legislation favorably, it is not without its detractors. The Tenth Amendment Center doesn’t think this bill goes far enough, and points out:
The bill does not create any mechanism to stop enforcement of federal gun laws, but would set the stage for further action. The next step would be to pass a Second Amendment Preservation Act barring state cooperation with enforcement of any federal firearms laws. Since a vast majority of federal enforcement actions require the leadership, help and/or assistance of state or local governments, agents and resources — widespread refusal to enforce or participate in enforcement will severely cripple federal efforts.
Perhaps the Tenth Amendment Center is right, but HB 429 is certainly a good step in the right direction. Any legislation that limits federal control and reach within the states should be viewed as a good thing.
Kentucky probably could go further in their attempt to nullify and thwart President Obama’s gun control agenda. But this is a great start, and other states should look to pass similar legislation of their own that would protect the rights of their citizens from the overbearing leviathan that is the Federal government.
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