NC lawmakers push nullification of Federal firearms laws and regulations

Talk about having a "chilling effect.":

§ 1‑641. Certain federal law regulating firearms invalid.
A federal law, including a statute, an executive, administrative, or court order, or a rule, that infringes on a law‑abiding citizen's right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution or Section 30 of Article I of the North Carolina Constitution, is invalid and not enforceable in this State. A federal law that infringes on a law‑abiding citizen's right to keep and bear arms includes a law that does any of the following:
(1) Imposes a tax, fee, or stamp on a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition that is not common to all other goods and services and may be reasonably expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by a law‑abiding citizen.
(2) Requires the registration or tracking of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition or the owners of those items that may be reasonably expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by a law‑abiding citizen.
(3) Prohibits the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition by a law‑abiding citizen.
(4) Orders the confiscation of a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition from a law‑abiding citizen.

And it's not enough to merely ignore Federal Statute as regards firearm regulations, this (crazy) bill would make it a punishable offense for state agencies and even school principals to abide by Federal laws relating to gun control:

"§ 1‑642. Duties of courts and law enforcement agencies; enforcement by government employees, officials, and agencies prohibited.
(a) Each State court and law enforcement agency of this State shall protect a law‑abiding citizen's right to keep and bear arms.
(b) A government agency or an employee or an official of a government agency may not enforce a federal law described by G.S. 1‑641.
"§ 1‑643. Remedies.
(a) A person who knowingly violates G.S. 1‑642(b) is liable under this section to a law‑abiding citizen whose right to keep and bear arms was infringed by the person.
(b) A law‑abiding citizen described by subsection (a) of this section may obtain any of the following remedies:
(1) Declaratory relief under Article 26 of Chapter 1 of the General Statutes.
(2) Injunctive relief to prevent the threatened violation or continued violation.
(3) Compensatory damages for pecuniary and nonpecuniary losses.
(4) Reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, and other reasonable expenses required in bringing the action.

What did you expect? You give idiots like this unchecked power, and their policies will get crazier every year.

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Nullification not an option...

What will they make of our state constitution, I wonder…..

Sec. 5. Allegiance to the United States.
Every citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance to the Constitution and government of the United States, and no law or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof can have any binding force.

See you in court

Yet another bit of nonsensical unconstitutional lawmaking from the extremists designed to appeal to a small block of fanatical voters and big-monied donors for short-term gain in the next election cycle.

I agree with James - let the crazy clown car run wild. The more voters see how Republicans are using NC's government for personal gain and power, the more chance there will be that the public will be motivated enough to kick them to the curb.

You can bet

That if Republicans were to get control of Congress and the Presidency, all of this "states rights" talk would cease immediately.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

It wouldn't ...

It would just get more extreme than it already is. All the Right knows how to do is more fear mongering and extremism. It's in their DNA.

Just look at Jesse Helms.

Their extreme policies

would indeed get more extreme, but they would impose them at the federal level. California environmental laws? Gone. Connecticut gun laws? Gone. They would become immediate believers in federal primacy and they would screech at any progressive states that suggested federal nullification.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014