Kentucky Senate Passes Gun Nullification Legislation
Kentucky wants no part of the draconian gun ‘n law abiding citizen restrictions flowing from federally elected Democrats
(Kentucky.com) The state Senate on Monday overwhelmingly passed a nullification bill that would prohibit Kentucky from enforcing new federal gun control laws if they’re enacted, despite concerns about the bill’s constitutionality.
The vote was 34-3. Three of the Senate’s 14 Democrats voted no, stating that the measure would be trumped by the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause.
Sen. Jared Carpenter, a Berea Republican, sponsored the bill. He said the Supremacy Clause applies only if Congress is acting in pursuit of its constitutionally authorized powers, which he said wouldn’t apply to stricter gun measures.
“If I thought the bill would be symbolic, I would’ve written a resolution,” Carpenter told the Associated Press. “I thought it needed more than that.”
It’s not just laws that could be passed, but Obama regulations that will be ignored as “unenforceable”, particularly when it comes to scary looking guns, also known as “assault rifles”. Whether it would hold up in federal law is questionable. At least 20 other states are attempting similar measures. Of course, Democrats are claiming that the Central Planning Office is not coming for your guns, but if that was the case they’d be focusing on legislation that would target actual criminals, instead of turning law abiding citizens into criminals.
Meanwhile, in the federal Senate
(The Hill) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has scheduled Thursday votes on four separate gun-control measures, including proposals to ban assault weapons, to make gun trafficking a federal crime, to provide schools with enhanced security protections and to expand background checks surrounding gun sales.
These votes will be in committee. Expect all to make it out, but, as for an actual floor vote, Harry Reid is a big guns supporter, so the assault weapons ban may not ever make it. Fortunately for Team Obama, there can be no retroactive application of the gun trafficking legislation.