IDAHO- Governor Butch Otter Signs Legislation Nullifying All Future Federal Gun Control
Do you want to know what a real man does? A real man looks in the face of opposition even if the opposition is 10x’s bigger and sticks with his guns and does the right thing.: Unafraid of the establishment, Governor Butch Otter has exercised his States sovereignty and nullified ALL future federal gun laws.
BOISE, March 21, 2014 — On Thursday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed a bill, which would effectively nullify future federal gun laws, by prohibiting state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, a firearm accessories or ammunition. S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. Alaska and Kansas have also passed similar laws.
Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. “By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ – especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements”
Introduced by the State Affairs Committee, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, will:
“protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal executive orders, agency orders, statutes, laws, rules, or regulations enacted or promulgated on or after the effective date of this act, to violate their oath of office and Idaho citizens’ rights under Section 11, Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho.”
The legislation continued:
“any official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision thereof who knowingly and willfully orders an official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision of the state to enforce any executive order, agency order, law, rule or regulation of the United States government as provided in subsection (2) of this section upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition shall, on a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) which shall be paid into the general fund of the state…”
S1332 also includes an emergency provision meaning it takes effect immediately upon signature. Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin said that the new Idaho law has opened Pandora’s box even wider.
“People are beginning to realize that this practice is completely constitutional and legal. In the near future, you will see a wave of states passing even broader legislation to fight the federal government on everything ranging from more traditionally liberal issues like hemp and marijuana, to more conservative issues like Obamacare.” Boldin continued, “Nullification isn’t a left vs. right issue. It destroys the fallacy of the left right paradigm and is the remedy for all unconstitutional laws.”
We need to bring “real men” back, make being a man popular again. Men who fish, men who hunt, men who get into fights on the basketball court. Seriously folks… we are a dying withering nation because no one has the stones to stand up for what they believe in. I am proud of Gov. Butch! I hope his example of manliness and doing the right thing will give courage to more governors, sheriffs and legislators to tell the federal government to stick it. Make sure to reach out to political officials who are doing the right thing and thank them for their service. This truly is a battlefield for freedom and there are many a casualty of a political career left on that field… if you thanked them, maybe more would be willing to sacrifice their careers for what is good and right.
If you are offended that I likened “being a man” to exercising courage then, you are not a man.
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