State Bill Removes Qualified Immunity For Cops Who Enforce Federal Gun Laws, Will Hold Them Liable
After Joe Biden was elected to the presidency, TFTP published his list of promises he made to attack the Second Amendment. Now, after adding many more tyrannical measures to his previous list, he is following through with them and he has an army of supporters.
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Last week, a group of federal lawmakers – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO),Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Dina Titus (D-NV) in the House and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate – introduced legislation to ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, possession or importation of high-capacity gun magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Given that most magazine-fed pistols, AR-style rifles, and millions of other guns hold more than 10 rounds, this legislation could eventually be used to turn millions of Americans into criminals overnight — though lawmakers assure us that won’t be the case.
Letting no tragedy go to waste, the legislation – known as the Keep Americans Safe Act – is being pushed through by officials shamelessly exploiting the recent mass shootings for political gain.
“There’s no reason why anyone, other than military, needs a gun magazine that holds more than 10 rounds,” DeGette said. “It’s past time for Congress to act on commonsense gun-safety measures such as this. Banning the sale of high-capacity magazines in this country will save lives and Congress needs to act on this legislation immediately.”
We respectfully disagree and you should as well as the Keep Americans Safe Act is just the tip of the iceberg in regard to the gun control measures being pushed at the federal level. Not to mention that it does nothing to “Keep Americans Safe.”
Earlier this month, Biden held a press conference where he delivered a speech in which he called for even more tyranny. Usurping Congress and the will of the people, Biden rammed through 6 Executive Orders related to guns control immediately after the speech.
Biden’s assault on the rights of Americans to defend themselves is not a welcomed move by the tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners it would affect and he is setting the stage for major conflict. It is for this reason states have already taken pro-active measures to fight against federal overreach.
This week, Ohio became the latest state to protect the rights of individuals to defend themselves. Fourteen state representatives signed onto a bill Monday that would allow the state of Ohio to nix federal gun laws and court rulings that legislators deem to violate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
House Bill 62 would declare any federal law, executive order, administrative action, or court ruling to be “null, void, and of no effect in this state” if it infringes upon the Second Amendment.
According to the legislation, legal acts that would qualify as infringements under the bill (the “Second Amendment Safe Haven Act”) include any of the following if they could “reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect.”
- Any tax on guns, gun parts, or ammunition not common to other goods and services
- Any registering or tracking of guns
- Any registering or tracking of gun owners
- Any act forbidding the possession, ownership, use or transfer of guns or ammo by law-abiding citizens
- Any act ordering the confiscation of guns
Like bills we’ve seen put forth in Missouri for example, the bill in Ohio bans law enforcement from enforcing any federal laws, court rulings, or orders that would qualify as infringements under the bill. If they do, they “shall be liable to the injured party in an action at law.”
Going further than the bill in Missouri, however, this bill prohibits police officers from using qualified immunity as a defense when they are held accountable for enforcing federal gun control measures.
“Especially with the current climate and rhetoric at the federal level, the preservation of our second amendment is now more crucial than ever before and it is my intent to protect this right for the people of Trumbull County,” lead sponsor of the bill, Rep. Mike Loychik said.
As TFTP has reported, in more than a dozen states, lawmakers proposed or passed similar bills to nullify federal attacks on gun rights. In Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Iowa bills have been proposed to nullify federal gun laws. In Texas, the governor has called for the state to become a Second Amendment sanctuary.
In Arizona, the Senate proposed a bill to sue officers who take guns from citizens at the request of federal agents. According to the legislation, officers who comply with gun control measures could also face charges.
In Utah, the house passes a similar measure, forbidding officers employed in the state to enforce federal gun control laws.
Last month, Missouri passed a bill which also bans cops from enforcing any new federal gun laws pushed by the Biden administration. The measure would penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws and they would face minimum $50,000 fines for an infraction.
More recently, lawmakers in Charleston, West Virginia passed a bill to end federal encroachment on the right to bear arms. The legislation prohibits a state agency or department from using money or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or aid a federal agency in whole or in part or arrest persons for federal law enforcement purposes.
Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist