Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Americans are arming themselves against an increasingly intrusive, authoritarian Federal government:
When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition. … In Virginia, the General Assembly approved a bill last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and the House of Delegates voted to repeal a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month.
Arizona and Wyoming lawmakers are considering nearly a half dozen pro-gun measures, including one that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And lawmakers in Montana and Tennessee passed measures last year — the first of their kind — to exempt their states from federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are made, sold and used in state. Similar bills have been proposed in at least three other states.
Blocking unconstitutional Federal regulations is the first essential step toward ultimate secession. Once the principle is re-established that the people of the States, not Congress, is the seat of sovereignty, there’s only one path open for the future, and that’s the path away from centralization, insane deficit spending, and ever-tighter government control.