Skip to comments.DOJ Warns States About Second Amendment Sanctuaries-Meanwhile immigration sanctuary policies are lauded and emulated
Posted on 06/23/2021 5:54:24 AM PDT by SJackson
On June 17, 2021 AOL published an Associated Press report under the title, Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws. This report began with this excerpt:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.
In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton said the law threatens to disrupt the working relationship between federal and local authorities, they said in the letter, noting that Missouri receives federal grants and technical assistance.
“The public safety of the people of the United States and citizens of Missouri is paramount,” Boynton wrote in the letter.
The DOJ did not have to wait long for a response. Just hours later, as reported by ABC News, Missouri responds defiantly to Justice Dept. over gun law, which noted, in part:
Similar bills were introduced in more than a dozen other states this year, including Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Iowa. In Texas, the governor has called for the state to become a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary.
Wow! A new form of “Sanctuary policies” enacted by state governments and the federal government under Mr. Biden’s “leadership” is upset!
Having uttered the magic word “Sanctuary”, we cannot ignore that over the past several decades a growing number of cities and states, almost invariably led by radical leftists, have implemented so-called “sanctuary policies” that, to varying degrees, hamper cooperation between local and state police and federal immigration law enforcement authorities.
Certainly, our nation’s immigration laws are serious laws that were enacted to protect national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.
Frequently these sanctuary policies have increased to the point where detainees lodged by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) personnel have been blatantly ignored so that aliens who have serious criminal histories were released from custody rather than be turned over to ICE so that could be deported from the United States.
A few of these cases received attention from the media, but in reality a huge number of such criminal aliens who should have been removed (deported) from the United States were permitted to roam freely in towns and cities across the United States, all too frequently, with tragic results.
Consider the horrific case of 32 year old Kate Steinle who was shot to death by Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, a citizen of Mexico who was illegally present in the United States and had and extensive criminal history in the United States. He had been previously deported from the United States five times, so that his mere presence in the United States constituted a felony under a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): 8 U.S. Code § 1326.
On December 1, 2017 Business Insider published a report about this case, Kate Steinle's death at the hands of a Mexican national became a flashpoint in the immigration debate — here's the story behind her killing. Here is an excerpt from this report:
At the time of Steinle's death, Garcia Zarate had been convicted of nonviolent drug crimes and deported five times since the early 1990s.
He faced a sixth deportation in 2015, and was in Justice Department (DOJ) custody that March after serving 46 months in prison for a felony re-entry into the US, but instead of transferring him into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation, the department transferred him to the San Francisco County Jail for prosecution of a 1995 marijuana charge.
San Francisco prosecutors, who had long ago deprioritized marijuana charges, dismissed the decades-old charge and released Garcia Zarate on April 15, 2015. Due to San Francisco's policy of limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities — which some refer to as a "sanctuary" policy — the city did not inform ICE when they released Garcia Zarate.
There is a huge number of similar cases around the United States, where "sanctuary policies” that contradict federal immigration law has resulted in the death and injury of thousands of victims at the hands of aliens who were illegal in the United States, subject to deportation but were shielded, aided and abetted by the jurisdictions who declared themselves to be “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens, in apparent violations of a number of laws, beginning with 8 U.S. Code § 1324 that begins with the following:
MO should tell President Dr. Jill Biden that the US Constitution is also Federal law.
Not that any person or state should be able to pick and choose what laws to follow but: Screw you DOJ, it’s a two way street. If you allow states to ignore immigration law with impunity, states can also ignore all your unconstitutional gun laws.
You don’t get to violate the second amendment and then wrap yourself in the cite the supremacy clause. It’s not a buffet.
All 30+ states that have voted some form of marijuana legalization are doing so in violation of federal law, but not a peep about that.
I believe the states didn’t nullify federal law they said they would not enforce it at the sate level if unconstitutional.
Sanctuary cities and recreational marijuana are two cases where federal laws are routinely ignored.
This issue has already been decided by the Supreme Court, the County Sheriff is the Highest Law Enforcement Authority in his County and can Over Rule ALL FEDERAL LAWS and Refuse to enforce any of them if he so chooses.
The Sheriff Has More Power In His County Than The President Of The United States: U.S. Constitution U.S. Supreme Court ~ Quashes Deep State’s Claim To “Supremacy Clause”
Last time I checked, marihuana was still an illegal drug on the federal level.
Notice the DEA never does a thing about that.
Marijuana makes people lazy and stupid. Thus users vote for Democrats and laws legalizing it are therefore not subject to Federal supremacy. It’s in the constitution somewhere. A judge is sure to find it.
We are facing a very dangerous and ruthless administration, who is fully engaged and intent on in putting the last nail in America’s coffin. They are not wasting any time and not taking any chance that there will be another DONALD TRUMP like upset like that of Hillary Clinton, which only delayed their agenda.
It is the long established no-commandeering doctrine.
The Federal government does not have the authority to order the state how to use its resources.
Obama still controls the DOJ , CIA , FBI and NSA
IIA > Supremacy Clause.
It seems MO is making the Dems upset by insisting that they live up to the rule book they established with the sanctuary city concept. May their tribe increase.
an Associated Press report under the title, Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can’t void federal gun laws.
It’s the Constitution that voids the federal gun laws in question in any case.
“I believe the states didn’t nullify federal law they said they would not enforce it at the sate level if unconstitutional.”
States have NO obligation to enforce federal law at their own expense.
Not End Well.
pResident Mental Patient Joseph Stolen Xiden said a few weeks ago that our Constitutional Rights (Amendments to the Constitution) are not absolute.
He should have dragged off the Stage and Impeached for his Treason.
Instead, the Media swooned knowing that half the Population prefers to be Ruled rather than Governed and the other other half would not see the Video of this Treason on the News.
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