One by one, the states are enacting legislation that pushes back the federal government’s encroachment on states’ rights. South Dakota joins Montana, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming in passing a firearms freedom act, and Virginia has passed a law making it illegal to federally mandate health insurance. 35 more states have legislation on the floor or in the pipeline following Virginia’s lead.
Does the Obama team care? NOPE. Why should they? ‘They won!’, and we are just a bunch of deaf, dumb, and blind right-wing domestic terrorists who need health care explained just one more time in a simple pamphlet.
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A fifth state – South Dakota – has decided that guns made, sold and used within its borders no longer are subject to the whims of the federal government through its rule-making arm in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and two supporters of the growing groundswell say they hope Washington soon will be taking note.
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has signed into law his state’s version of a Firearms Freedom Act that first was launched in Montana. It already is law there, in Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming, which took the unusual step of specifying criminal penalties – including both fines and jail time – for federal agents attempting to enforce a federal law on a “personal firearm” in the Cowboy State.
According to a report in the Dakota Voice, the new South Dakota law addresses the “rights of states which have been carelessly trampled by the federal government for decades.”
“As the federal government has radically overstepped is constitutional limitations in the past year or so, an explosion of states have begun re-asserting their rights not only with regard to firearms, but also in shielding themselves against government health care, cap and trade global warming taxes, and more,” the report said.
South Dakota’s law specifically notes “any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in South Dakota and that remains within the borders of South Dakota is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”