States and towns take action to nullify unconstitutional federal gun disarmament lawsSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:27
(NaturalNews) A cascade of reports emanating from the White House since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December make it clear that President Obama, despite a pledge in 2008 not to come after firearms, plans to make gun control one of his second-term cornerstones.
A report in the Washington Post Jan. 6 laid bare his strategy: The president plans to use a combination of methods to coerce, cajole, pressure and circumvent in order to enact "a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration's discussions."
So much talk of new gun control regulations - despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last June striking down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban while reaffirming the Second Amendment's individual right to keep and bear arms - has led to record gun and ammunition sales as panicky Americans seek to stock up ahead of new laws and regulations that may be on the horizon.
'The right to be armed shall not be questioned'
But others are taking a different tack altogether, like officials in Gilberton, Pa., a small burough in Schuylkill County. Though the town only boasts a population of a little more than 820, the top law enforcement official there is making a big, bold statement.
Police Chief Mark Kessler has written what he calls a Second Amendment Preservation ordinance that he plans to introduce to the town council during its Jan. 24 meeting. If adopted, the ordinance would require the city to "enact any and all measures as may be necessary" to prevent any violations of the Second Amendment by any federal, state or local government or entity.