Skousen: State Efforts to Thwart Gun Control

World Affairs Brief, February 5, 2021 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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State Efforts to Thwart Gun Control

The latest gun control proposal by Democrats, that I covered last week [Sheila Jackson Lee’s Bill HR 127], is prompting various states to pass legislation that bars law enforcement in the state from enforcing the new gun and ammunition licensing and restrictions.

In Wyoming there is a bill that would attempt to use the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution to invalidate federal gun laws, according to the wording of the legislation: 

The tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: ”The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The Wyoming proposal, based on the 10th says,

If the federal government assumes powers that the people did not grant it in the constitution of the United States, its acts are unauthoritative, void and of no force;”

In Ohio, a Second Amendment Safe Haven Act has been introduced as House Bill 62:

“… known as the Ohio Second Amendment Safe Haven Act, which would designate Ohio as a Second Amendment protective state. “Ohioans have the freedom of the Second Amendment here in our state, and we must prioritize the protection of their right to keep and bear arms.”

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