Freedom Outpost’s constitutional scholar Publius Huldah recently explained why federal gun laws are illegal. She provides a history of gun control measures first introduced by Congress in 1927.
America survived 150 years with no federal gun laws. It took from 1776 to 1927, 150 years, for Congress to declare, “We better start disarming the American people.” Next, in 1938, Congress required gun dealers to obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and maintain names and addresses of everyone who bought their firearms.
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Huldah remarked, “We must make a principled resistance. To do that, we must learn the applicable principle”– pointing to the U.S. Constitution, stating:
“IT IS ONE OF ENUMERATED POWERS ONLY. WHEN “WE THE PEOPLE” ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED THE CONSTITUTION, WE CREATED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT IS OUR CREATURE. WE ARE THE CREATOR. IT IS THE CREATURE. IT IS NOT OUR MASTER.”
“The Constitution is so short,” she clarified– because every single power given to the Federal government is listed.
“Depending on how you count, we delegated only 21 powers to the Federal government,” she points out, adding that Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 1-16 identify these powers.
Huldah then courageously pointed out that all laws implemented by Congress, any restrictions imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, andy restrictions made by Executive Order, and all Supreme Court decisions, that restrict firearms are unconstitutional. These laws and regulations are illegal because the Constitution gives them NO AUTHORITY TO legislate.
The Constitution’s Framers emphasized that the right to bear arms is the only defense against a federal government overstepping its bounds. James Madison wrote in The Federalist Paper No. 46 that purpose for every citizen – who are the Militia – to be armed is for self-defense, to defend one’s family, neighborhoods, communities, and States from an overreaching, tyrannical federal government.
The Constitution’s Framers believed and instituted, the concepts of the:
- Militia – armed citizens – protected by the Second Amendment;
- Letters of Marque and reprisal – Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 – Congress authorized privately owned ships to be armed and war against enemies of the United States. Under President Thomas Jefferson a ship was commissioned to fight the Barbary Pirates. Congress had done the same against the British.
In other words, the Framers had no problem with citizens being heavily armed and acting as the country’s military.
“To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.”
In 1792, Congress passed “An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States.” This Act required all able-bodied male citizens (except for federal officers and employees) between the ages of 18 and 45 to enroll in their State Militia, buy a gun and ammunition, and learn how to use it.
Publius Huldah emphasized that the leading cause of death in the 20th Century was Democide – Death by Government.
Communist, Fascist and Islamic dictatorships murdered their own people by the tens of millions in Soviet run Russia, Communist China, Nazi Germany, Cuba, Cambodia, and North Korea. “And do not think that isn’t coming this way,” she warned:
“UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION LEADS TO CONFISCATION. CONFISCATION LEADS TO EXTERMINATION. IT ALWAYS HAS. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE SO ‘HELL BENT ON DISARMING US?’”
James Madison was clear in The Federalist Papers Number 46 that citizens must be armed in order to defend themselves from a tyrannical federal government.
“LET’S HAVE NO MORE TALK OF ‘REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS’ AND BACKGROUND CHECKS IMPOSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,” Huldah declared.
All federal government laws and regulations pertaining to guns and ammunition should be nullified, ignored and rendered toothless by the people of the States.
Publius Huldah then reference this essay, “The Coming Day of Burn Barrels and Blessings” in which James Wesley Rawles says:
“IF CONGRESS EVER ENACTS A LAW MANDATING THE REGISTRATION AND/OR A PRODUCTION BAN OF DETACHABLE MAGAZINE SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES THEN YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO THE TOWN SQUARE OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. THERE, BURN BARRELS WILL BE SET UP AND WE WILL PUBLICLY BURN FORM 4473S, FFL BOUND BOOKS, STATE AND LOCAL REGISTRATION RECORDS, AND THE SALES RECEIPTS FOR EVERY FIREARM IN THE UNITED STATES. ON THAT SAME DAY, FFL HOLDERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS HOLDING ELECTRONIC FIREARMS RECORDS WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY ERASE THOSE RECORDS, PERMANENTLY AND IRRETRIEVABLY.”
Huldah then called upon State and County officers to uphold their oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, specifically, Article 6, Clause 3. She said:
“And if you connive with tyrants against your own people so that you can keep your Federal funding, then shame on you for becoming so corrupt that you allow yourself to be bribed with money that your grandchildren will have to pay back.”
She also called upon cowardly corrupt representatives to resign from office for honorable men to replace them.
Tim Brown is an author and editor who writes for FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews