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Please help me with 2nd Amendment Preservation Legislation

I am currently trying to gather support for some sort of 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance to be brought to my County Commission two weeks form today on the 28th. I admit that I am young and honestly don't know what I'm doing or what the best way to go about this is. Any suggestions and advice on how to accomplish this is greatly appreciated.

The basic idea follows the outline of the act found here http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/2nd-amendment-pr...

It reads:
AN ACT, which shall be known and may be cited as the “2nd Amendment Preservation Act.”

To prevent federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms; nullifying all federal acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF (STATE) DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1 The legislature of the State of ____________ finds that:

A. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

B. All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the 2nd Amendment

SECTION 2 PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

A. The Legislature of the State of _______________ declares that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.

B. It shall be the duty of the legislature of this State to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

SECTION 3 EFFECTIVE DATE

A. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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B. All ---LOCAL, STATE and---

B. All ---LOCAL, STATE and--- federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the 2nd Amendment.

C. Any public official who acts to confiscate a FIREARM or detain a person with a FIREARM wherein that person is not subsequently convicted for any other misdemeanor or felony violation shall constitute a class A felony against the public official punishable by no less than 10 years in state prison and all resulting legal fees shall be reimbursed to the accused by said public official plus an amount equal to 25 ounces of gold.

No.7's picture

I like the idea on the gold, but....

But, I don't want to scare them off. I'm dealing with mostly traditional conservatives so my mainly want to declare any gun registration and/or confiscation and/or gun bans null and void in our county.

I really like the idea of charging any registrar or confiscator with felony treason and placing them in jail, I'll consider that idea.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

The states are not bound to

The states are not bound to the Constitution, it is for the federal government. I suspect most state constitutions echo most of the sentiments though, so you could cite something from the specific state constitution.

Maybe try to get the sheriff on board

Constitutionally, the county sheriff is the supreme law executor of the county. No federal agent or the president himself can override the county sheriff's legal authority. You could try to figure out what kind of mindset your sheriff is, which might help you to know how he/she would handle a precarious political situation. Some sheriffs have come out with a statement saying they will not obey orders to disarm their citizens, but not many.

Other than with the sheriff, I'm not exactly sure how this can be addressed at the county level. If you attend your regular county GOP meetings, then you might be able to chat with a Republican county commissioner who can guide you as to how to carry your idea forward. There are people in the GOP with experience in legislative procedures who could help you.

Have you been to your county GOP meetings? Did you network with some liberty folks there, if there were any?

In my county, there was already an established "liberty sect" by the time I joined. This is not the case in all counties. In my experience, sometimes the most rural counties are also the most overrun with neocon-type republicans.

You are a smart man. You'll be able to figure out how to best talk to these folks, align yourself with the good ones, and not piss off the less knowledgeable ones. I'd avoid burning bridges if you can.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.

No.7's picture

I went to my first meeting today, well yesterday now

Everyone there was very friendly and the new chairman mentioned precinct captains during his speaking time. I mentioned the idea lightly to some there but I mainly just tried to meet everyone, be respectful, and make friends. They were happy to see a young new face.

My county GOP is almost all traditional Christian Conservatives so I'll have to pick my battles there. However, most all of them are NRA members so I like my chances on this one. I've been respectively emailing and facebook messaging prominent people in our county privately to pick their brains about 2nd Amendment Preservation without causing too much of stir if they disagree.

I haven't contacted the Sheriff yet but I intend to. The thing is, our longtime Sheriff just retired so we have a new Sheriff that I don't know much about or how to contact. I'll probably just take several final drafts of the ordinance with my contact information to the Sheriffs department and drop them off by his office if I cannot speak to him.

I want to have it drawn up by the end of this week but I'm waiting on responses from several local officials and the minds here to figure out what I should include for my best chance at success.

I appreciate the encouragement and advice. Thank you so much.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson