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Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, Tennesee, Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming have proposed legislation to either jail federal officials who violate the second amendment or to nullify federal laws to control guns within state borders.
The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act is a state-level bill that renders
all federal gun laws, regulations, rules, acts, orders, etc - null and
void within the borders of the state. TRACK HERE
The Firearms Freedom Act declares that any firearms made and retained
in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional
power to regulate commerce among the states. The FFA is primarily a
Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the commerce
clause, with firearms as the object. TRACK HERE
Introduced in Texas, House Bill 553 (HB553), is the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The bill reaffirms the 2nd Amendment, as intended, and would nullify potentially anything from the federal government that contravenes in the State of Texas.
Introduced by Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey, with 61 co-sponsors, is the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. House Bill 170 (HB170) would nullify any and all federal acts, orders, laws, statutes, rules, or regulations of the federal government on personal firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition.
The bill states, in part: “Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.”
North Dakota Introduced by Rep. Streyle, Becker, Brabandt, Grande, Headland, Maragos, Porter, Ruby, Toman
Introduced by Sen. Larsen, Miller, Sitte
A BILL for an Act to create and enact three new sections to chapter 62.1-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to forbidding state governmental entities from providing aid and assistance to the federal government or any other governmental entity for the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of federal firearms laws not in force as of January 1, 2013; to provide a penalty; to provide for retroactive application; and to declare an emergency.
Florida 2ND Amendment Preservation Act
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
STATEMENT OF INTENT - The intent of this legislation is to reject any and all power or influence or interference of and by the federal government regarding the the right to keep and bear arms (including ammunition); and to prohibit prohibit federal actors from infringing on these rights within the borders of FLORIDA; and to prohibit state employees in aiding the federal actors from infringing on these rights; and to provide felonious penalties of such.
SECTION 1 - THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FINDS THAT:
(a) The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
(b) The Constitution of the United States does not provide the federal government with the authority to impose acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations relating to civilian-owned firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.
(c) All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding civilian-owned firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition are in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution and the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
SECTION 2 - PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
(a) The Legislature of the State of FLORIDA declares that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations relating to civilian firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition - currently in effect at the time of passage of this act, or implemented after passage of this act - are in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers; and are hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
(b) Any federal act, law, order, rule, or regulation shall be unenforceable within the borders of Florida if the act, law, order, rule, or regulation does or attempts to:
(i) Ban, regulate, or restrict the civilian ownership, sale, transfer, or manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition; or
(ii) Require any civilian-owned firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition to be registered in any manner; or
(iii) Imposes federal taxes or fees on any civilian-owned firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition.
SECTION 3 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES; DEFENSE OF Florida CITIZENS.
(a) Any public officer, employee, or agent of the State of Florida, or any employee of a corporation providing services to the State of Florida as defined in ___________, who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, law, order, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a civilian-owned firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned, sold, transferred, or manufactured commercially or privately in Florida 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 or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.
(b) Any official, agent, or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a civilian-owned firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned, sold, transferred, or manufactured commercially or privately in Florida 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 or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.
(c) The Attorney General shall defend any civilian of Florida who is prosecuted by the United States government for violation of a federal law relating to the manufacture, sale, transfer, bearing, or possession of a civilian-owned firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition owned, manufactured, or retained within the borders of Florida, and the Attorney General shall seek to invalidate any such federal law by all means available.
SECTION 4 - This act shall take effect upon being signed by the Governor
Alaska: HB 69
SPONSOR(S): REPRESENTATIVE(S) CHENAULT, Millett, Johnson, T.Wilson, Hawker, Olson, Feige, P.Wilson, Thompson, Keller, Gattis, Lynn, Saddler, Higgins, LeDoux, Foster
TITLE: "An Act exempting certain firearms and firearm accessories in this state from federal regulation; providing criminal penalties for federal officials who enforce or attempt to enforce a federal law, regulation, rule, or order regulating certain firearms and firearm accessories in this state; and providing for an effective date."
South Carolina Senator Davis has filed SB 224 which is a Joint Resolution to Nullify Executive Orders infringing upon the second amendment, and the right to keep and bear arms. This Joint Resolution has been referred to the Senate Committee of Judiciary.
SB 224 states, “Any federal executive order restricting, abridging, or otherwise infringing upon the free exercise of a citizen’s second amendment right to keep and bear arms is unconstitutional and shall not be enforced by any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency within South Carolina.”