The Tenth Amendment Center reports that Beaufort County, NC has passed a resolution calling for the nullification of federal restrictions on the Second Amendment. Beaufort became “first in the nation” in a movement that has picked up significant steam across the nation to push back against creeping federal tyranny. The resolution reads, in part:
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners calls upon the Governor and General Assembly of the State of North Carolina to immediately pass an act to nullify the implementation within the State of North Carolina of any Federal law, executive order or regulations restricting the right to keep and bear arms
An additional part of the resolution (at the link) stipulates that the county manager and staff ensure that no money is spent or county resources used to back federal gun laws. This presumably means that if the federal agents want to try to take someone down on gun charges in Beaufort County, they will not be able to call upon the sheriff for support.
Calls for nullification at growing at the local, state, and national levels, both on Second Amendment attacks and Obamacare. It must be noted that nullification has never been successful, as the Supreme Court (shockingly) has always supported the Federal government’s position in nullification cases.
There are few things statists fear more than a citizenry becoming aware of the fact that they have the Constitutional and moral right to fight the growth of the federal government, especially during times as emotionally charged as these.