Because the feds rely heavily on state and local law enforcement assistance to enforce federal measures, passing a state law banning such assistance will make federal gun control “nearly impossible to enforce.”
Our strategy takes a step-by-step approach, with each step building on the last, until all federal gun control is nullified in practice within the state.
]TAKE ACTION: Contact your state rep AND senator – and urge them to introduce this legislation for your state.
Find your legislators’ contact info at this link.
STEP 1: LINE IN THE SAND ON ANY NEW GUN CONTROL (pdf here)
All states (except Alaska and Idaho) should pass this legislation.
In the first step, the state bans enforcement of any future federal gun acts, laws, orders, regulations, or rules. (We’ll call these “measures” from here on out) This legislation prohibits a state from taking any action, or providing any resources, to enforce or assist in the enforcement of future federal gun measures. Idaho was the first state to pass step one as law (S.1332), with Gov. Otter signing it in March 2014.
STEP 2-3: Ban enforcement of specific current federal gun control, expanding to all in the future.
Idaho and Alaska should pursue these steps
The second step bans state enforcement of specific current federal gun measures.This builds on step one by including one or more significant federal measures currently on the books. For instance, a bill introduced in Louisiana in 2014 would have authorized possession of barreled firearms without federal registration.
The third step prohibits state enforcement of all federal gun measures, current and future.
LOCAL: City and County Resolution/Ordinance Banning Local Assistance to Federal Gun Control Measures (pdf here)
All local communities can begin this process immediately. With some sheriffs already announcing that they will not participate in the enforcement of new federal gun control, the time is now to get that on the books – so that a future sheriff (or police chief) can change course.