Saturday, March 9, 2013

Utah House Votes to Nullify All Federal Gun Laws

Via Angry Mike  &The Broken Patriot

In Salt Lake City this morning, the Utah State House of Representatives voted to nullify all federal gun laws, rule, regulations and orders on firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition.
House Bill 114 (HB114), introduced by Representative Brian Greene state, in part:
An officer or employee of the federal government may not enforce or attempt to enforce any federal statute, order, rule, or regulation relating to the intrastate ownership, possession, sale, or transfer of a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, ammunition, or ammunition component.
The Utah House passed the bill by a vote of 49-17 (see how reps voted here)
HB114 also takes the strong constitutional position that laws which are contrary to the 2nd Amendment are no law at all:
finds that a federal statute, regulation, rule, or order that has the purpose, intent, or effect of confiscating or banning any firearm, firearm accessory, limiting the capacity of a firearm magazine, imposing any limitation on ammunition or an ammunition component, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition infringes on the right of citizens of Utah to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 6 of the Utah Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton proclaimed the same when he wrote the following in Federalist #78:


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  2. I'm going to write this in NC Hillbilly Olde Elizabethan-sourced English which is the only language I speak fluently.

    Unlike John Denver, who was a NM-AZ-CO boy, I know that the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains are not in West Virginia, but in the tip-of-the-spear CSA state Virginia and think that the Shenandoah Valley, which I knew well, and the Blue Ridge Mountains where I was born and raised and lived for 52 of the years of my life, have a great deal in common with Utah, which I also knew well.

    I have often regretted virtually giving my Utah house away and leaving there. Just as I have regretted giving away the eighteen room, five bath, eight bedroom house in Virginia for $59,000 when I left there. Utah serves well as the 2A poster state and is in the same league as the great Father of Presidents and Founders State of Virginia. I love Utah and its people.

  3. Brock:

    Although I'm in Mississippi, I'll relay this message to all my fellow members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the "Mormon" church), as Utah is the headquarters of our church, and all of us Latter-day Saints will be interested in this.

    In both the HOLY BIBLE and the BOOK OF MORMON, we are counseled by Jesus Christ and/or the prophets to be armed, to be free, and to fight to defend our families.

    Thank you.

    John Robert Mallernee
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

  4. If we can do county by county the gun debate is over.

  5. This has truly been the greatest day of my life, not the least of which great things is Mr. Mallernee's post. Thank you sir. I just finished talking to my Utah born daughter-in-law.

    I want to post something because I have been asking, "What does United mean anyway and why was it ever put in the Constitution?" It has been many long years since I read The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and it was recalled to me by today's blog by the great Patriot William Grigg of Idaho who referred me to it as written by Thomas Jefferson. I had not known that another hero of mine and namesake of a grandfather of mine, James Madison, had also written a version. I will just post here the first paragraph and links to it and Grigg's blog. The Colorado State Senate Republicans I taped today are in the league with Jefferson and Madison.

    The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

    Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes — delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: that to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral part, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party: that the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.

    Read that fabulous first sentence well. What genius, indeed.
    And Grigg's blog today.

    Freedom in our time. I second that.

    I hope to explore both versions of this document further. It seems so great to me that I can hardly speak of it. We are going to win.