As state, federal, and global governments accelerate their drive to eradicate private gun ownership in the United States, some local lawmakers are bravely standing up for the Second Amendment.
In Madison County, Tennessee (Jackson is the county seat), the County Commission will consider such a proposal when it meets on Tuesday, February 19.
Not content to wait on their federal counterparts to all but outlaw personal gun ownership, state senators in Washington state have proposed a bill that would make even Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proud.
Senators Ed Murray (D), Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D), and Adam Kline (D) are the principal co-sponsors of a bill that some have described as a “simple sales ban” on weapons.
Several states are enlisting in the fight to deny the federal government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA).
Liberty-minded firearm companies concerned about recent assaults on the gun rights of law-abiding citizens are taking action to defend the Second Amendment even if it means lost revenue, with several major firms announcing that they would no longer be supplying equipment to hostile state and local governments or their police forces. Both New York and California — where out-of-touch politicians continue to trample on citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms — have become primary targets. Activists and the companies are urging others to join the effort against more gun control now.
Among the manufacturers that have publicly announced their plans to prohibit sales to anti-Second Amendment authorities so far are LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, Extreme Firepower (EFI, LLC), and Barrett Firearms.
Inside a federal courtroom packed to beyond capacity, lawyers for President Obama argued that their boss has the right to deploy the U.S. armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain American citizens that he alone suspects of somehow supporting groups threatening national security.