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Abomination: New York State Violates The Constitution. Shouldn't The White House Be Petitioned?

I find the state of New York in direct and blatant violation of the Second Ammendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Is it possible to punish the government of New York state with sanctions, depriving them of all federal support and imposing a fine for every day they remain in violation of the constitution?

Is it possible to freeze all bank accounts of the state of New York while they remain in violation?

Would it be possible to block payment to the people of the state of New York from the federal government, including tax refunds, social security payments, medicare , medicaid, etc., as long as the state remains in violation?

Would it be possible to cease all interaction of the FED with the State of New York, and in the state of New York, while they remain in violation?

What requests should a petition to the White House include?

Please suggest any peaceful action, before the President, Congress, and SCOTUS, further complicate this problem.




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Secession

If NYS wants to ban guns, they should have to go through a formal secession from the Republic. They are the ones leaving the Republic, not the gun owners.

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

This is a 10th Amendment Issue, not a Federal Case.

While I am what one can call an "Incorporationist" and believe that the State Constitutions should at a minimum mirror the federal Bill of Rights in order to enjoy the continued benefit of membership in the Union, the issue is not a federal case.

Asking the federal government to intercede in what is effectively a State matter, is precisely how we now find ourselves with an overbearing federal leviathan that intrudes into every aspect of our lives.

In addition, I find the following a bit confusing:

lindalsalisbury wrote:
What requests should a petition to the White House include?

Please suggest any peaceful action, before the President, Congress, and SCOTUS, further complicate this problem.

Why would one petition the White House if said White House will only complicate the matter?

It is my opinion that your best avenue for a remedy would be to familiarize yourself with the New york State Constitution, specifically ARTICLE XII which directs the Legislature to pass laws for the maintenance of the State Militia.

Unfortunately, outside of ARTICLE XII, my research is unable to locate a designation of owning a firearm as a Natural Right, as is the case in the majority of other state constitutions.

Thus leaving you, should you reside in New york State, the other option promoted by the Founding Generation, i.e. vote with your feet, which is a core tenant of Federalism.

Finally, remember, the State of New York was still remiss to vote Aye regarding the Lee Resolution in support of Secession from Great Britain even after British General Gage sought to confiscate firearms and powder and murdered Americans at Lexington & Concord.

The state delegates initially abstained and only after New York saw it would be alone amongst the other 12 did it reluctantly vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence.

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is the reason I am asking questions.

A petition would only be ignored anyway. But, millions of signatures on a petition would be noteworthy. The White House needs to be informed that the heart of the republic doesn't necessarily reside in the blue states.

Thank you for your response.