Skip to comments.Alabama Senate Votes To Ignore New Federal Gun Laws
Posted on 05/01/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
The Alabama State legislature is warning the federal government and other to back off on gun control legislation. On Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate passed legislation that declared All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.
The vote was 24-6 and also declared that all federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment (which are all of them) would be considered null and void in Alabama.
Republican Senator Paul Sanford of Huntsville confirmed that the legislation was the result of hundreds of emails and calls he received from his constituents in north Alabama. Those constituents were concerned about the threatening manner in which Congress has been hell-bent on gun control legislation. Especially new gun restrictions, including a ban on multiple weapons, such as Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had put forth.
Democrats tried to save face. Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) denied nullification. This bill is null and void on its face, Singleton said. Perhaps Mr. Singleton should pay attention to Founding Father James Madison on nullification, instead of the liberals he got his thinking from.
In the House Tuesday, members voted 76-22 for a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Alabamas courts to use strict scrutiny when reviewing any new gun control laws. That would require proponents of the laws to show a compelling interest for the regulations and that they be narrowly tailored.
The Second Amendment bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Jones of Andalusia was part of the We Dare Defend Our Rights agenda that the House Republican Caucus set for the 2013 session. To take effect, the bill still must be passed by the Senate and approved by Alabama voters in a statewide referendum.
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Hopefully, this passes. Hopefully, similar state legislation is enacted in Georgia. Screw the Fed.
Funny....I voted that into effect some time ago....for me....
All actions by all levels of government should be required to meet strict scrutiny. That means a whole lot of rules from the taxes on silencers and short-barreled rifles/shotguns to the restrictions on portion sizes for that Big Gulp would simply disappear. Wouldn't it be nice if the government simply allowed us to live our lives in freedom? Wouldn't it be nice if our neighbors demanded that the government back off?
The Alabama Senate is simply taking its lead from the Obama administration. Holder and Obama have de facto nullified Federal laws such as immigration and border security, the Defense of Marriage act, and many others by refusing to enforce or implement. Left wing judges simply nullify at whim what they don’t like. Respect for the law is not a politically correct practice in the decadent age of Obama.
Alabama joins Kansas in just saying ‘no’ to the gun grabbers!
So the Brady Bill, Gun Control Act of 1968, the Volkmer-McClure bill, the National Firearms Act and the Gun Control Act of 1934 (did I miss any?) are all null and void in Alabama?
I am really glad so many people are concerned enough to speak up.
“The South will rise again!”
The Texas House votes on the same bill wording on Saturday. The bill was passed out of committee on a 7 - 1 vote.
Alabama has common sense Americans.....my Florida has Marco Rubio.
Now I know why those guys from Jackksonville sang about Sweet Home Alabama
Time to move...or emigrate
Further, states should make clear that for government actions to be legitimate, the people performing them must be making a good-faith effort to actually abide by the Constitution, and not merely trying to violate the Constitution in a small enough way as to get away with it. Juries should be instructed that in order to find that someone broke the law, they must find that every step of the way from the law's passage to its enforcement, the government personnel involved acted in good faith. Those in government who actually do act in good faith should have no problem convincing a jury of that. Of course, the number of laws that are actually passed and enforced in good faith may be another matter.
The 2nd Amendment has no 'ps:'
Love the logo!
Is that original, or have I been asleep?
Please accept this invitation to swipe it .. was hoping folks would find myriad uses for it !
Here's the round version, in case your evil white militia needs a shoulder patch . . .