Bob Owens

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First in the nation: NC county passes resolution calling for the nullification of federal restrictions on firearms

Written By: Bob - Jan• 19•13

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.

Nonetheless, we can gauge how much of a threat the would-be elites fear such a movement by their immediate pushback.

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.

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  1. twolaneflash says:

    It’s not a bunch of paper cuts from law makers throwing words around the gun grabbers need to worry about. It’s the lead in the bullets of the truly pissed off Americans who aren’t going to take any more from these fascists.

  2. cloaked in mystery says:

    nullification may not be succesful in court, but it can make enforcment impossible, look at the pot laws in some states.

  3. Bill says:

    Oh, please let this cause a statist to have a coronary.

  4. Matt says:

    If I may note, nullification is a response to a law that violates the Constitution.

    So what the Supreme Court rules does not matter so long as the plaintif can show the violation.

    The secound amendment is VERY clear in the meaning, so any law restricting the citizens from access to firearms is nullified.

    Remember this is the same Supreme court that decided not to rule on eminent domain and kicked it down to the States to do as they please.

    Another violation of the Constitution as it is clearly spelled out as one of the few powers the Federal government has.

  5. smitty says:

    “…the Supreme Court (shockingly) has always supported the Federal government’s position in nullification cases.”

    Not a surprise to Lysander Spooner:

    “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”
    ― Lysander Spooner

    Really, nothing odd about it. The courts, of course, are a branch of the very government that it is supposedly to provide checks and balances against…

    That also explains the near 100% rate of convictions of today’s criminal “justice” system.

    There’s little in the way of justice to be had, though the system sure is criminal…

    If we truly want nullification, we best do it ourselves serving at the Trial and Grand jurors…

    Prosecutors and courts usually want only pliable rubber-stamp jurors, so when called to serves act as if you haven’t more than two brain cells to rub together, then think for yourself once impaneled.