Because the feds rely heavily on state and local law enforcement assistance to enforce federal measures, passing a state law banning such assistance will make federal gun control “nearly impossible to enforce.”
model legislation here)

Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more Houses. Green – Passed both Houses. Purple – Law, Step 1. Red – Law, Step 2.


Our strategy takes a step-by-step approach, with each step building on the last, until all federal gun control is rendered unenforceable and effectively null within the state.

In the first step, the state bans enforcement of any future federal gun acts, laws, orders, regulations, or rules. (We’ll call these “measures” from here on out) This legislation prohibits a state from taking any action, or providing any resources, to enforce or assist in the enforcement of future federal gun measures. Idaho was the first state to pass step one as law (S.1332), with Gov. Otter signing it in March 2014.

The second step bans state enforcement of specific current federal gun measures.This builds on step one by including one or more significant federal measures currently on the books. For instance, a bill introduced in Louisiana in 2014 would have authorized possession of short-barrelled firearms without federal registration.

The third step prohibits state enforcement of all federal gun measures, current and future.

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Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Follow him on twitter – @michaelboldin and Facebook.