Skip to comments.Alabama lawmakers vote to ignore new federal gun control laws
Posted on 05/01/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT by Nachum
MONTGOMERY, Ala. The Alabama Legislature is telling the federal government and others to back off on gun control.
The Senate passed legislation Tuesday declaring that All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment. It also says federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment shall be considered null and void in Alabama. The vote was 24-6.
The sponsor, Republican Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville, said the bill resulted from hundreds of emails and calls he received from his north Alabama constituents concerned that Congress might enact new gun regulations or restore the previous ban on assault weapons. He said the assault weapon ban is an example of federal regulation that he considers a violation of the Second Amendment.
Democratic Sen. Bobby Singleton of Greensboro, who voted against the measure, said state law cant trump federal law. This bill is null and void on its face, Singleton said.
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president hussein is all about promoting political harmony and economic prosperity - no doubt he’ll take an understanding and compassionate stance with this.
awesome. other states should do the same. at some point we have to say no
“Democratic Sen. Bobby Singleton of Greensboro” is a moron that needs to read the 10th amendment.
Good move, let the Supremes sort it out.
This is just one more step on the way to state nullification of federal laws; and I consider such a development a very good thing...
There is nothing in the constitution that says that states must enforce Federal laws.
Well Bobby Singleton, your b/s federal laws don’t trump the Constitution.
This is GOP-E feel good legislation if at some future date federal gun control legislation is law and there is a court fight that Second Amendment supporters lose.
They did this to look good at the next election.
The Democrats down south did nullification of racial integration laws 50 or 60 years ago to help them win the next election.
They meant nothing when federal court rulings and civil rights laws prevailed.
This is GOP-E feel good stuff so they can win re-election.
Problem is, the Feds money scheme is falling apart.
That’s why they are passing these draconian laws.
That’s why, at every step, they are encouraging people to get federal “Benefits”, food stamps for illegal aliens, etc. The more people they have dependent on the federal checks, the less opposition they think they will get.
So lots of people who realize it are sittin around waitin for the fat lady...
It’s gonna be interesting!
More info about Singleton here:
According to the Supremes with the Arizona immigration bill, states can’t enforce federal law......
I believe the way the opinion was written, states can’t enforce any federal law! My opimion is one of an Engineer and not a lawyer, but reading for comprehension is stressed in my profession too!
This would all clear up if a few states started treating a few of the other amendments like some states treat the second.
Let’s say TN passed a law limiting the maximum total percentage of income tax paid by its citizens to 10%, thus restricting the 16th Amrndment.
Let’s say Arizona stopped issuing birth certificates (those ain’t Federal!) to children of the undocumented, infringing on the current interpretation of the 14th.
Let’s say TX decided they would elect one Senator but appoint the other from the legislature, restricting the 17th amendment.
It would be great fun to watch!
Well, Senator, the desires of a bunch of anti-gun wimps can't trump the US Constitution, either.
The Alabama law says that federal gun laws are a violation of the 2nd amendment. Therefore, this law ensures that the Supreme Court would have to sort it out if a federal gun law is passed and Alabama ignores it.
First, someone at the Federal level would have to charge a state with ignoring a federal law.
Now THAT would be fun to watch.
Just sent an email to my Alabama State Representative a couple days ago on this topic. Also, want to see Alabama move from a “may issue” to “shall issue” state.