Action Alert: Gun nuts bills to be heard this morning in AZ Senate


AZConfederacyThe Neo-Confederate dead-enders of the House Federalism and States’ Rights Committee are meeting this morning to consider a series of bills from the ammosexual gun fetishists and gun worshippers, led once again by Sen. Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City). As Craig McDermott posted in his “coming week” summary:

Federalism, Mandates, and Fiscal Responsibility, Tuesday, 9 a.m. SHR3.  A neo-secessionist/”bay at the moon” special.  On the agenda: SB1291, enacting penalties for political subdivisions (i.e. – counties, municipalities, etc.) that enact gun laws that are more restrictive than anything produced by the state legislature; SB1330, invalidating federal laws relating to firearms (actually, it specifies laws that are in violation of the 2nd Amendment, but it doesn’t define an objective standard to determine that) and creates penalties for individuals and political subdivisions that do anything to enforce such federal laws; SB1331, barring political subdivisions and their employees from assisting the federal government in the collection of “metadata“; SB1384, requiring federal law enforcement officers to gain the permission of a county’s sheriff before conducting law enforcement activities in a given county.

Have you heard? Cuckoo for cocoa puffs Kelli Ward, who believes the U.S. Constitution consists only of the Second Amendment, and a redacted version at that — “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — is considering running against Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary for Senate. Arizona state senator might take on McCain. Because Arizona is not crazy enough, I guess.

The Republic’s Laurie Roberts takes on this Neo-Confederate ammosexual gun worshipper today in her column. Arizona legislator wants to outlaw federal gun laws:

It appears the Arizona Legislature may be preparing to go to war with the federal government.

Again, that is.

The Senate Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Committee will hear a bill at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to outlaw enforcement of federal gun laws in Arizona.

Specifically, it would declare “invalid and void” any gun law or regulation that violates the Second Amendment.

Of course, if the courts declare that a law or regulation violates the Second Amendment, it’s already “invalid and void” — not only in Arizona but across the nation.

But this is the Arizona Legislature, where logic long ago went AWOL.

Besides, we haven’t had a good (read: expensive) court fight with the feds in what … weeks?

That could be about to change.

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, has long been on the front lines in Arizona’s grand and glorious battle against federal tyranny. (Except, I’m going to guess, when federal tyranny suits us. See: federal law outlawing recreational use of marijuana.)

Two years ago, she tried to outlaw all federal gun laws in Arizona, making it a felony for any federal employee, judge and even jurors to enforce those laws in Arizona. Under that bill, federally licensed firearms dealers would have been barred from undertaking such nefarious activities as conducting criminal-background checks on people who buy AR-15s and such.

Last year, she took aim at the National Security Agency, hoping to bar the state and local governments from assisting the spy agency unless ordered to do so by the courts.

Now comes, Senate Bill 1330, declaring that no longer will the sovereign state of Arizona be bound by the long and exceedingly oppressive arm of the federal government. At least, not when it comes to the Second Amendment.

“All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations that are in violation of the second amendment of the United States Constitution, that are unauthorized by the Constitution and that violate the second amendment’s true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers of the United States Constitution are invalid and void in this state,” her bill says.

Ward didn’t immediately return a call to explain who would decide which laws “violate the second amendment’s true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers” of the Constitution. My guess is, she means the Arizona Legislature.

Her bill also doesn’t explain which federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations she’s particularly finds unconstitutional. My guess is, she means all of them.

Ward’s bill would bar state and local governments from enforcing any federal firearms law “that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.”

It also would be illegal for any employee of state or local government or any company that provides government services to provide assistance “in any form” to federal officers seeking to enforce said federal firearms laws. Do so and you would not only lose your job, you’d be really, really, really sorry.

“Any agent or employee of this state or any political subdivision of this state who knowingly violates this section is deemed to have resigned any commission from this state that the person may possess, the person’s office is deemed vacant and the person is forever after ineligible to hold any office of trust, honor or emolument under the laws of this state.”


“Goodness”? Really? Take the varnish off this Neo-Confederate cuckoo for cocoa puffs  ammosexual gun worshipping wingnut. Enough is enough!


  1. As the legislature gets nuttier, so do the people who support them, as you can see in some of these comments. The gun controls that people want are not crazy policies and many gun owning families like mine, are not opposed to these policies.

  2. Kudos to Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) for working hard to do the right thing. The knee jerk reactions of you left wingers who are afraid of guns has been the catalyst that energized pro-gun people to work harder. Better yet, that attitude has pushed many, many people who used to sit on the fence to become actively pro-gun. The result is a record numbers of gun sales, record numbers of voters who use the gun rights/control voting history of candidates as a guide to how they vote and record memberships in active pro-gun organizations. That is the case even among groups that have traditionally been core constituencies of the Democrat Party, such as African-Americans and Hispanics who are buying guns in record numbers as well.

    I want to see you continuing to beat the drum of gun control to your hearts content. It will only sell in certain enclaves of liberalism around the country, and it will keep the pro-gun forces stoked to defend their rights. Few things stir us up more than Chuckie Schumer and Diane Feinstein shooting off their mouths on the subject of gun control. Those two and others like them are the greatest fund raisers and recruiters for Gun activist organizations that we can have.

    So keep up your petty and childish name calling…it smacks of desperation which is always good to see on the left.

  3. Gun control has cost the democrats dearly. The republicans pull this crap to provoke a reaction from democrats to remind the poor and middle class that they are the party that opposes gun control so no matter how much these groups need to vote democrat to protect and better themselves they can’t because the democratic party is for gun control! And it works every time. Bob lord on my last post said I should read profiles in courage. Gun control has gotten the democratic party nothing but voted out of office democrats who have to leave their constituents to the tender mercies of their republican opponents! Al gore lost over gun control and President Obama won by ignoring it as will Mrs. Clinton if she wants to be elected in 2016. Stop trying to get democrats defeated over this issue even Bernie Sanders won’t vote for gun control or he would lose too!

    • As always, you entirely missed the point. These bills are not about gun control. These bills are about nullification of federal law and local laws. Nullification is unconstitutional and has never been recognized by the courts since before the Civil War. The state overriding local jurisdictions is the same thing these Neo-Confederates complain about with their “states’ rights!” “Local control” used to be a Republican Party watchword at one time. They are only hellbent on punishing the City of Tucson.

      • Okay, let us approach it from your perspective. If their purpose is to punish the City of Tucson, what is it according to your article they want to punish Tucson for? It is for creating additional gun control laws. That is why I addressed the issue of gun control. But you are correct in that nullification is the issue you raised and gun control was simply an example you presented.

        I think the State has the same right to exercise supremacy of laws over Counties and Cities that the Federal Government has over the States. While I applaud their enthusiasm and exuberance, it is a losing battle to attempt to nullify Federal law. That issue was settled with the Civil War. But there is nothing wrong with Arizona establishing laws that preempt the ordinances passed by the City of Tucson. If Tucson fights it, it is likely a losing battle for them. That may not sit well with you, but it is the reality of the situation.

  4. Now all Arizona can see the lunatic State Senator, from Mohave County. She is chair of the Education Committee, where she can help destroy public schools, with every crackpot “reform” dreamed up by Goldwater. She is against Medicare and Obama care in a county where the majority of the residents are on Medicare, AHCCESS, or VA, while her husband is working ER in a hospital where a majority of revenue is government payments. She has an obvious gun fetish. And at least she is a carpetbagger from West Virginia. She thinks nothing about the needs of her county and Local schools, but only beholden to Goldwater, ALEC, and , I guess her anti government hero, Clive Bundy.

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