Thursday, August 29, 2013
Nullifying federal gun laws--a constitutional delusion and dangerous distraction.
A few states have passed laws which purport to nullify new federal gun control laws that allegedly violate the Second Amendment. I appreciate these officials standing up for the Amendment, but these laws are symbolic only. Nullification is a constitutional delusion. It is contrary to the Supremacy clause in Art VI of the Constitution, and has never been (and never will be) endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The way to defend the Second Amendment is to vote for federal officials who respect the right and bring lawsuits. President's nominate Supreme Court Justices and the Senate must approve them. The Second Amendment individual right hangs by one vote in the U.S. Supreme Court. This is where the real battle will be fought Anyone who relies on nullification statutes will lose, and it being distracted from the real fight.