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Arizona Law Makers Launch Anti-Gun Control Legislation
Scottsdale Libertarian Examiner ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Paul Johnson

Posted on 02/03/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by marktwain

While Congress debated firearm related violence on Capitol Hill in response to President Obama’s call for enhanced control laws, Arizona’s state lawmakers approved a legislative measure that would block the federal government from enforcing gun laws within the state.

Senate Bill 1112, if signed into law would make it a class 6 felony for:

"officials, agents or employees of the federal government from enforcing or attempting to enforce such federal laws that any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the U.S. government relating to a personal firearm, accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains exclusively within Arizona’s borders."

The law would also prohibit public servants and federally licensed dealers who sell in the state from enforcing or attempting to enforce the same.

SB 1112 and its sister legislation which passed in the House earlier this month, HB 2291, place Arizona among 15 other states currently introducing similar bills that are intended as a formal expostulation of the federal government’s overreach.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; az; banglist; constitution; guncontrol; secondamendment
I have heard that Governor Brewer is wobbly on this.
1 posted on 02/03/2013 4:46:40 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

It’s hard to believe she would be wobbly about this. She is FOR Arzona and it’s citizens, not hindering laws from dc.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 5:49:38 PM PST by tillacum
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To: marktwain

Arizona needs the 10th Amendment “Sheriffs First Act” as an enabling act for this legislation.

A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT REGULATING ARRESTS, SEARCHES, AND SEIZURES BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES; PROVIDING THAT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SHALL OBTAIN THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PERMISSION TO ARREST, SEARCH, AND SEIZE; PROVIDING FOR PROSECUTION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THIS ACT; REJECTING FEDERAL LAWS PURPORTING TO GIVE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THE AUTHORITY OF A COUNTY SHERIFF IN THIS STATE; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.”

more info:

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/sheriffs-first-act/


3 posted on 02/03/2013 6:44:02 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The only problem with that is, most Sheriffs in my area take federal funding and stopped being our State elected law enforcement official years ago! They are nothing more than Federal officers, enforcing federal law against its citizens!

The 10th Amendment also applies to every State citizen and should be written to protect those very citizens. i would NEVER trust a local LEO, look at who is pushing for a federal registration and prohibition against semiautomatic (assault) weapons, that's right, local LEO organizations who can't or won't even control their inner cities e.g. (Chicago 500 deaths last year alone).

No sir, any legislation that gives local Sheriff's or LEO more power is dangerous, since they cannot serve two masters, for they will love the one and hate the other. Most Sheriffs and local LEO's have already committed to the federal government as their master!

Eight Deuce on the loose!

4 posted on 02/03/2013 7:13:38 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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“No sir, any legislation that gives local Sheriff’s or LEO more power is dangerous, since they cannot serve two masters, for they will love the one and hate the other. Most Sheriffs and local LEO’s have already committed to the federal government as their master!”

I beg to differ with you! Even here in California, 13 of the 58 County Sheriffs are on written record as supporting the 2A and opposing O’s crap. In Utah, it’s 28 out of 29 sheriffs. There ARE STILL MANY county sheriff’s in this country that believe in the Constitution, not enough, but quite a few!


5 posted on 02/03/2013 7:49:00 PM PST by vette6387
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To: paratrooper82

You must be talking about blue state Sheriffs, because in those states, the whole system is corrupt.

However, I noted with considerable interest that a lot of LEOs in purple states were adamantly opposed to gun liberty, but after it became law despite their opposition, in short order they liked it a lot.

In these cases, I believe that reason trumped ideology, and these men were being pragmatic. For them, public guns were a change and an unknown, so they were apprehensive at best. But when the stats came in, and the results were *less* crime, they were persuaded that it was a good thing.

So the bottom line is that “big city and blue state Sheriffs” are already too far gone, and are just part of the machine, but the vast majority of Sheriffs are not.

Those in my area haven’t been federal friendly for years. They will work with them on crime, but they are very sensitive about federals muscling in to their territory. And with one exception, the rest of the Sheriffs in my state have similar attitudes.

Sure, if some federal agent tries it on, a federal judge will intervene to keep him from being tried. But before then, he will be booked, put in an orange jumper, and it will be all over the news, with lots of pictures of him looking like a perp. Sends a message.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 5:36:37 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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