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Saturday, March 29, 2014

BREAKING: Idaho governor signs emergency legislation nullifying all future federal gun laws


BREAKING: Idaho governor signs emergency legislation nullifying all future federal gun laws

By: Michael Lotfi Mar 22, 2014
Idaho Governor Otter (R)


BOISE, March 21, 2014 – On Thursday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed a bill, which would effectively nullify future federal gun laws, by prohibiting state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, a firearm accessories or ammunition.
S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. Alaska and Kansas have also passed similar laws.
Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. “By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ — especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements”
Introduced by the State Affairs Committee, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, will:
“protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal executive orders, agency orders, statutes, laws, rules, or regulations enacted or promulgated on or after the effective date of this act, to violate their oath of office and Idaho citizens’ rights under Section 11, Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho.”
The legislation continued:
any official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision thereof who knowingly and willfully orders an official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision of the state to enforce any executive order, agency order, law, rule or regulation of the United States government as provided in subsection (2) of this section upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition shall, on a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) which shall be paid into the general fund of the state…

S1332 also includes an emergency provision meaning it takes effect immediately upon signature.
Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Mike Maharrey considered the legislation a good start. “This is an important first step for Idaho,” he said. “Getting this law passed will ensure that any new plans or executive orders that might be coming our way will not be enforced in Idaho. Then, once this method is established and shown to be effective, legislators can circle back and start doing the same for federal gun control already on the books. SB1332 is an important building block for protecting the 2nd Amendment in Idaho.”
Passage into law represents a giant step forward in protecting the right to keep and bear arms in Idaho. As the law now stands, state and local law enforcement will not cooperate with all future federal firearm laws.
The bill rests on a well-established legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine. Simply put, the federal government cannot force states to help implement or enforce and federal act or program The anti-commandeering doctrine rests primarily on four Supreme Court cases dating back to 1842. Printz v. United States serves as the cornerstone.
Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin said that the new Idaho law has opened Pandora’s box even wider.
“People are beginning to realize that this practice is completely constitutional and legal. In the near future, you will see a wave of states passing even broader legislation to fight the federal government on everything ranging from more traditionally liberal issues like hemp and marijuana, to more conservative issues like Obamacare.” Boldin continued, “Nullification isn’t a left vs. right issue. It destroys the fallacy of the left right paradigm and is the remedy for all unconstitutional laws.”

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2 comments:

  1. John, I have written to my Idaho reps, Rep. Lenore Hardy-Barrett and Sen. Steven P. Thayn and requested their support, or introduction of legislation to nullify the federal government in Idaho. I'm happy to say, they both supported this new law, as did our governor, Butch Otter. I will send each of them a letter thanking them for their support of the Constitution and Idaho hunters and sportsmen, as well as those who do not own guns, but who are affected by an out of control, overbearing federal government. Now, we must work to defeat legislation to "protect" the Sage Grouse, which is actually intended to deprive the people of Idaho of ownership and control of private property. Truth be known, Chem Trail spraying and the various releases of radioactive material is far more dangerous to wild species, such as Sage Grouse, than livestock grazing on the land. So far, the Beltway Bastards have ignored the Chem Trail spraying, saying, "I'm not aware of any..............", and that tired old rhetoric. Anyway, we got the firearms legislation passed, now it will be up to all Idahoans to support our legislators and county sheriffs, who will ultimately be intimidated by the feds. Personally, I'd like to see any federal agent who trespasses in Idaho tarred and feathered and hauled back to Washington in a slow hay wagon.

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  2. It helps when the Public knows the definition of the "Terms" (not words) that our representatives are using to author statutes, codes and regulations.

    So how is the "term" firearm defined in the "CODE". One can start by going to:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text

    In the "Quick search by citation - enter 26 into the box next to the word "Title" and enter the number 5845 into the box next to the word "Section" then click "GO" This is what one should see. Below is only (a):

    "For the purpose of this chapter—
    (a) Firearm
    The term “firearm” means
    (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
    (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
    (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
    (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
    (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e);
    (6) a machinegun;
    (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and
    (8) a destructive device. The term “firearm” shall not include an antique firearm or any device (other than a machinegun or destructive device) which, although designed as a weapon, the Secretary finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is primarily a collector’s item and is not likely to be used as a weapon."

    If one wants to read the rest of the definition goto the link posted above.

    Do not make the mistake of assuming (ASS [out of] U [and] ME) one knows the definition of the terms used in the document !!!

    If one has in their possession a pistol, rifle and/or shotgun (with the exception as noted in the definition) THEY DO NOT HAVE A FIREARM.!!!

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