Pennsylvania Police Chief Proposes “2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance” –
The town is small, but the message is clear: do not infringe.
Pennsylvania Police Chief Proposes 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance infringement prevention ordinance 2nd amendmentA police chief in Gilberton, Pennsylvania, a small burough in Schuylkill County with a population of only 867 people, is proposing a ’2nd Amendment Preservation’ Ordinance that he plans to present to the city council during its January 24, 2013 meeting.
The ordinance, if adopted, would formally require the city to “enact any and all measures as may be necessary” to prevent the violation of the 2nd Amendment by any federal, state or local entity.
In addition to formally recognizing the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, Chief of Police Mark Kessler, who wrote the proposal, also pointed out the additional protection under the Pennsylvania constitution which specifically recognizes the “Right to Bear Arms” under Sections 21.
That section reads, in full, “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”
The proposal would further require the local government to nullify “all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment” and declare them to be invalid within Gilberton Borough limits. The right to nullify unconstitutional laws is granted under the 10th Amendment to Constitution, which further reserves powers not explicitly granted to the (limited) federal government to the states and the people.
Police chief Mark Kessler confirmed an e-mail detailing his proposal by phone, indicating that he didn’t expect the ordinance would “do much” beyond sending a message to those in the media and Washington, yet he stated he felt the need to stand up to those demanding gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
There are no honest heroes to be found, sadly. If there were, they would advocate increasing “good guy” local residential weaponization.
Haven’t American’s already surrendered their 2A rights by surrendering the right to own Machine Guns?
Does not the U.S. Constitution preclude laws preventing competent properly trained private individuals from owning and carrying machine guns? At a minimum, we must claw back the right of militias to own machine guns, and soon.
Up to 10 years in jail for having an “unregistered” MG? Israel, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Switzerland, it seems like everywhere else the MGs and their ammo have already been “grabbed” by the State. Being that Swiss & Israelis walking about with MGs are conscripted militia men, it seems imperative that we too form our own militias before being even further pacified.
Federal law strictly regulates machine guns (firearms that fire many rounds of ammunition, without manual reloading, with a single pull of the trigger).
Among other things, federal law:
1. requires all machine guns, except antique firearms, not in the U.S. government’s possession to be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF);
2. bars private individuals from transferring or acquiring machine guns except those lawfully possessed and registered before May 19, 1986;
3. requires anyone transferring or manufacturing machine guns to get prior ATF approval and register the firearms;
4. with very limited exceptions, imposes a $200 excise tax whenever a machine gun is transferred;
5. bars interstate transport of machine guns without ATF approval; and
6. imposes harsh penalties for machine gun violations, including imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both for possessing an unregistered machine gun.
Few more Sheriff’s willing to hold the line at Semi-Auto weapons.
There is a movement afoot called the “2nd ammendment sheriff” or something like that.