The 2014 Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act is a thing of beauty. Not only does it invalidate any federal gun law that infringes upon a resident’s constitutional right to bear arms, but it also mandates criminal penalties against anyone attempting to enforce those federal laws.
Can we have an “amen”?
In a press release, the Tennessee Firearms Association said:
The Firearms Freedom Act declares that the States speaking through the US Constitution expressly prohibited the federal government from having any regulatory authority over firearms inside the state of Tennessee, and as such no federal firearms law in Tennessee is valid. These prohibitions are most prominent in the wording of 2nd and 10th Amendments.
The new push will mandate criminal penalties for any federal or state official attempting to enforce unconstitutional federal firearms laws within the borders of Tennessee. It is also expected to authorize citizens to pursue claims by expressly defining federal firearms laws as intentional civil rights violations.
John Harris, the Executive Director for the TFA, said that anyone in the state legislature who votes against this bill is supporting the intentional destruction of the Bill of Rights. “Any elected official in Tennessee who works against this bill is frankly siding with President Obama on gun control. If you don’t vote to protect your own citizens and state from Obama’s liberal gun-grabbing agenda, then you are effectively supporting his gun control scheme and the intentional destruction of the Bill of Rights.”
If federal laws are not carried out at the state levels, advocates will soon find that gun control laws are unenforceable.
If you happen to be a resident of Tennessee, be sure to contact your local representatives to let them know you will be closely watching how they vote on this legislation.
Contact information for members of the Tennessee House of Representatives can be found HERE.
Contact information for members of the Tennessee State Senate can be found HERE.