A recent Rebellion in America article states that five states: Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Tennessee and now South Dakota have made it illegal for the Federal government to enforce or enact laws on personal firearms manufactured and kept within state lines.
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed into law his state’s version of a Firearms Freedom Act that first was launched in Montana. It already is law there, in Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming, which took the unusual step of specifying criminal penalties – including both fines and jail time – for federal agents attempting to enforce a federal law on a “personal firearm” in the Cowboy State.
More than twenty other states have introduced similar legislation and six more are considering it. The Northeast and Pacific coast represent the majority of hold outs, but there is some peppering in the great lakes and upper mid-west.
The recent affront to State’s rights is becoming something that the individual states are deciding to fight back against.
“As the federal government has radically overstepped is constitutional limitations in the past year or so, an explosion of states have begun re-asserting their rights not only with regard to firearms, but also in shielding themselves against government health care, cap and trade global warming taxes, and more,” .. “that the federal government was created by the states to serve the states and the people, and it is time for the states to begin drawing boundaries for the federal government and its agencies.” .. “When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned. Implied in such legislation is that the state apparatus will enforce the act against all violations – in order to protect the liberty of the state’s citizens..”
We can only hope that this is a trend that will extend to health care, cap and trade, over-regulation and the rest of the current administrations over-reaching into our lives.