The Idaho State Senate passed a bill on Thursday to nullify federal gun control laws by a vote of 34-0.

The bill, introduced by Senator Steve Vick (R-Dalton Gardens), is Senate Bill 1332.

The provisions of S.B. 1332 are simple and easy to understand:  Idaho officials would be barred from enforcing federal gun control law; and the bill would penalize the officers who gave such orders.

Whatever the intent of the federal 1968 Gun Control Act, it has become a monstrosity. It has been used to strip more than 150,000 veterans of their constitutional rights without due process.

The ATF is now using annual inspections to Xerox 4473’s and compile a national gun registry.  See here and here.

And the Obama administration is now setting the stage for using medical information to strip tens of millions of Americans of their constitutional rights -- again, with no due process.  This includes individuals with ADHD and PTSD -- plus those with common anxiety disorders or Alzheimer’s.  And while no one has been able to identify any "danger of gun violence" posed by people with Alzheimer's, many of them do have very large and valuable gun collections which they would like to pass on to their children.

But S.B. 1332, as a nullification bill, would prevent state officers from carrying out federal gun control regulations -- or from confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens.

Make no mistake about it: “Nullification” drives the anti-gun nuts crazy. They scream that the nut-left Ninth Circuit court of appeals in San Francisco has overturned a similar law.

Unfortunately for them, the Supreme Court, in the Printz case (1997), held that states like Idaho have an absolute right not to be conscripted as enforcers of a Federal gun control scheme.

This is a good bill and a great cause.  So let’s help get every state Representative on board, as well!

ACTION: Contact your State Representative. Urge him to support Senate Bill 1332 and oppose any weakening amendments.

HOW TO CONTACT-WRITE YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR:

1.Proceed to http://cqrcengage.com/gunowners

2.Enter your zip code in the box provided under “Find Your Elected Officials” on the lower right.  (Preferably, you should enter your nine-digit zip code to get the best answer.)

3.Scroll down and click on the name of your state representative.

4.Click on your representative’s website, which will be found under his or her name (upper left).

5.Find and click on the representative’s email address or webform.

6.Take the pre-written letter below and cut-n-paste this into the email or webform.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

I hope that you will support S.B. 1332, the “Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act,” and oppose any weakening amendments.

The provisions of S.B. 1332 are simple and easy to understand:  Idaho officials would be barred from enforcing federal gun control law; and the bill would penalize the officers who gave such orders.

Whatever the intent of the federal 1968 Gun Control Act, it has become a monstrosity. It has been used to strip more than 150,000 veterans of their constitutional rights without due process.

And Gun Owners of America has reported that the ATF is now using annual inspections to Xerox 4473’s and compile a national gun registry.  See the following examples on GOA’s website:

* http://gunowners.org/congress02122013.htm

* http://gunowners.org/appendix04042013.htm

Also, the Obama administration is now setting the stage for using medical information to strip tens of millions of Americans of their constitutional rights -- again, with no due process.  This includes individuals with ADHD and PTSD -- plus those with common anxiety disorders or Alzheimer’s.  And while no one has been able to identify any "danger of gun violence" posed by people with Alzheimer's, many of them do have very large and valuable gun collections which they would like to pass on to their children.

But S.B. 1332, as a nullification bill, would prevent state officers from carrying out federal gun control regulations -- or from confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens.

Make no mistake about it: “Nullification” drives the anti-gun nuts crazy. They scream that the nut-left Ninth Circuit court of appeals in San Francisco has overturned a similar law.

Unfortunately for them, the Supreme Court, in the Printz case (1997), held that states like Idaho have an absolute right not to be conscripted as enforcers of a Federal gun control scheme.

This is a good bill and a great cause.  Please support S.B. 1332 and oppose all weakening amendments.

Sincerely,