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Defending the 2nd Amendment In Our Cities and States

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This is video of my speech before my City Council informing them that I would be presenting a resolution before the City to protect and defend our rights to keep and bear arms. It is important that each of us approach our local and state leaders to make clear that they won't enforce unconstitutional gun control schemes passed by an out of control Congress. Here is the text of the resolution I submitted. WHEREAS, a government of, by, and for the people has long been a cherished American value and the foundation of our freedom; and We The People's fundamental and inalienable right to self-govern, and thereby secure rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and; WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "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." WHEREAS, the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people," and; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court recognized in United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683, 703 (1974), that the courts do not possess the exclusive power to interpret the constitutionality of any law, and "[i]n the performance of assigned constitutional duties each branch of the Government must initially interpret the Constitution, and the interpretation of its powers by any branch is due great respect from the others;" and WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court held in Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898, 935, (1997), that Congress cannot issue directives requiring local law enforcement officers, to administer or enforce federal gun control background regulations; and WHEREAS, the citizens of Temple, Texas recognize their duty as law-abiding citizens to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution, and agree that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon by any government or organization, political or otherwise. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF [CITY], TEXAS, as follows: Section 1. The citizen's representatives, City Council and Mayor of [City], Texas hereby call upon our President, our U.S. Senators from the State of Texas, our U.S. Congressman from the State of Texas, our state legislators and local elected officials to join with us in the affirmation of the rights of our citizens under the Second Amendment. Section 2. The City Council declares its belief that Federal acts, laws, executive orders, agency regulations, and rules which may be enacted with the purpose, intent, or effect of; • confiscating firearms, • banning firearms, • limiting the size of a magazine for firearms, • imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for firearms, • special taxing firearms or ammunition, • requiring the registration of firearms or ammunition therefore, infringes upon Texans' right to bear arms in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and Article 1, Section 23a of the Texas Constitution and, therefore, any such law is not authorized by the Constitution; except as provided for under the Texas penal code, and the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Section 3. The City of [City], State of Texas strongly supports our citizens' right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and does not support any law that would deprive any citizen of the rights guaranteed and protected under the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, the Texas Constitution. We urge the Congress of ...