'CRITICAL' - Support New Hampshire's HB 125

There is a very important ‘message’ being sent to our government in Washington. It is to stop treading in areas where the federal government has no lawful, Constitutional authority.

State Representative Dan Itse is trying to send New Hampshire’s message with House Bill 125 (http://www.nhliberty.org/bills/view/2011/HB125). New Hapmshire is not alone. Montana (and other states) have already sent the same, long overdue message. See here: http://www.panamalaw.org/montana_governor_signs_new_gun_law.html New Hampshire’s HB 125 articulates that firearms manufactured here and sold here to Citizen of our state are NOT under the jurisdiction of the federal government which currently relies upon the ‘Interstate Commerce Clause’ to meddle in our local affairs. “Interstate Commerce”, quite simply, is not intrastate commerce and this fact renders federal attempts to regulate local, in-state activities, outside the purview of the federal government. This is a no-brainer to anyone who ever took a civics class.

Montana’s stand against unConstitutional federal overreach by passing their equivalent to HB 125 was quickly followed by Tennessee’s then Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, Alaska and Idaho. Similar laws have been introduced in 21 other states. In a lawsuit against the federal government Utah, Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming and West Virginia all signed on in favor of Montana. As of January 19th 2011 here’s the status of this unprecedented State’s Rights action:

Dan Itse’s version under HB 125 needs our support right now.

When the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrogantly notified businesses in Montana & Tennessee that federal laws (even in the case - intrastate commerce - where the feds had no lawful jurisdiction) superseded any State Laws, Montana responded putting further ‘teeth’ into their stand against an over reaching federal bureaucracy and laws going beyond Constitutional limitations, established by the states on the central government. Montana once again took the lead (http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2011/billhtml/SB0114.htm) with Senate Bill 114: "AN ACT REGULATING ARRESTS, SEARCHES, AND SEIZURES BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES; PROVIDING THAT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST OBTAIN THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S PERMISSION TO ARREST, SEARCH, AND SEIZE; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR PROSECUTION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THIS ACT; REJECTING FEDERAL LAWS PURPORTING TO GIVE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THE AUTHORITY OF A COUNTY SHERIFF IN THIS STATE” which means the federal employees wishing to ‘operate’ within Montana will need to seek permission of the duly authorized Montana Sheriffs before moving against any Citizen of that sovereign state. Without such permission federal employees will be subject to arrest, prosecution and incarceration. As stated in the Law, “persons (federal employees) involved (violating the law) must be prosecuted by the county attorney for kidnapping if an arrest or attempted arrest occurred, for trespass if a search or attempted search occurred, for theft if a seizure or attempted seizure occurred, and for any applicable homicide offense if loss of life occurred. The persons involved must also be charged with any other applicable criminal offense in Title 45” This bill is scheduled for hearing in the judiciary committee this week.

These Laws, are extraordinary yet not unprecedented. In previous years acts such as these were collectively known by the term “nullification” which are lawfully intended to to push back the tendency of the federal government to act outside the Constitutional limits that the States placed upon it when they originally formed the federal government. These types of Laws (like that [HB 125] which Dan Itse is trying to push through here in New Hampshire) are necessary if we hope to maintain a free Republic and Constitutional ‘rule-of-law’ rather than be overrun by federal dictates that are outside their lawful authority. It is imperative we insure the People of the several states maintain the freedoms their forefathers fought for and paid the price for in blood.

Please Support HB 125 here in New Hampshire by phoning or writing your State Representative today and insisting they support Dan’s bill. Tell the federal government that they just can’t ‘make up’ jurisdiction and rule over the state’s internal commerce with no Constitutional authority to do so.

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District 2

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