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Arizona Senate Takes Up Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

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Washington DC - -(  Arizona state senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) has been joined by various co-sponsors in putting forth the the Second Amendment Preservation Act: an act that considers any federal laws “invalid and void” in Arizona if said laws infringe on the Second Amendment. posted the text of the Second Amendment Preservation Act, which would not only nullify overreaching federal gun laws within the state of Arizona but would also prevent agents of the state from participating in their enforcement.

The bill specifically bars “an agency or political subdivision of [Arizona] or an employee of an agency or political subdivision  of [Arizona] acting in the employee’s official capacity or a corporation providing services on behalf of [Arizona] or a political subdivision of [Arizona]” from “[enforcing] any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition within the limits of [Arizona].”

According to the, senator Ward explained the need for his bill thus:

“We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the constitution long enough. We’re going to pass this bill and stop the state of Arizona from helping the feds violate your rights.”

On January 27th Breitbart News reported Florida state representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) was pushing legislation to end that state’s cooperation with federal gun laws as well.

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  • 11 User comments to “Arizona Senate Takes Up Nullification of Federal Gun Laws”

    1. Arizona gun owners or their media should ask their anti-gun (in all other states) weasel of a Senator John McCain his opinion on this. THAT answer would be fun to hear if the weasel would say anything.

    2. Bob Shell on February 8, 2014 at 11:03 AM said:

      Good for her. I live in AZ and enjoy gun rights that many don’t Most gun laws are useless in preventing shootings & need to be ammended. More states shoulld follow the example that AZ is setting

    3. Future Headline — RIP Arizona Statehood — February 14th, 1912 to February 14th, 2014

    4. Vom Brunhaus on February 9, 2014 at 11:09 AM said:

      Gotta LOVE Arizona !!!

    5. ralph pryor on February 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM said:

      I have a great respect for anyone who stands up to the tyrants who think they have the answers to what they perceive to be a problem; then Ignore the the Bill of rights . Three Cheers to Arizona!

    6. Seanoamericano on February 10, 2014 at 4:28 AM said:

      More states need to tell the feds to piss off same as the dual citizens in local offices

    7. Gabriel A Cortez Sr on February 11, 2014 at 2:37 AM said:

      You have more of America backing you then you realize.

    8. D. Murphy on February 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM said:

      As a great president once said, “The federal government is the problem”.

    9. God bless Arizona

    10. […] Arizona Senate’s “Second Amendment Preservation Act” would make Federal gun laws “invalid and void” […]

    11. Ah, see downside to being new to the coummnity is not knowing who people are. Have too add that I was more questioning the source of the press release than the folks who posted it though in retrospect I wasn’t very clear on that was I.

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