Sanctuary states are usually something we hear in relation to liberal states that give rights to illegal immigrants. However, the new sanctuary states aren’t for illegals; they’re for those who support our Constitution and the Second Amendment.
The amount of 2A sanctuary states is growing every month and is now over 20, with Texas joining just last week. Here’s what it actually means when a state becomes a 2A sanctuary state.
What Does It Mean to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary State?
Being a Second Amendment sanctuary state means that any federal law which breaks the Second Amendment won’t be followed by law enforcement. In other words, unless your state has gun laws on the books that prohibit your firearms ownership and activities, you will not face trouble from the law for anti-gun legislation in Washington.
As you can imagine, Second Amendment sanctuary states have the Biden regime furious. Liberals are noticing the growing number of Second Amendment sanctuary states and they’re angry and worried about it. They still want to find a way to tear up the Constitution and get your guns… and this is getting in their way.
Not sure if everyone is aware TX law When a new round of laws goes into effect on Sept. 1, Texas will officially become a "Second Amendment sanctuary." That's one piece of a GOP-led effort to limit firearm restrictions and expand gun access in the state. https://t.co/vvOFhq1CFA
— Rebel Resistor (@ResistorRebel) September 1, 2021
State Law and Federal Law
The fact of the matter is that federal law does trump state law in most cases. Federal law is the law of the land. State laws are local and can’t be applied to the whole country. They often relate to different issues, for example copyright laws are federal, not state.
Laws about matters like rental rights and zoning, however, tend to be made at the state and even local levels. As Article VI, Clause 2 specifies, federal law almost always wins the day when it battles against state law.
However, the concept of nullification calls this into question: the basic point is that since the states formed together into a union and created the federal government, they are allowed to pass laws that limit the power of the federal government.
This hasn’t held up well in court, but it does mean there’s more hope than some people think for 2A sanctuary states.
What happens in TX is more important to me right now. Abbott is signing EO's & new laws to protect our freedoms & rights. If it were anyone else, there would still be mask mandates, schools closed, v@x passports, & guns on the way out.
We have 2a sanctuary state bc of him
— God-Will–Expose-The–Lies (@A____1Walsh_) September 2, 2021
Printz vs. US
As we can see in the 1997 precedent case of Printz vs. US, 2A states have a lot of potential. This case put a federal law requiring background checks at the state level where it was challenged. It went up the chain to the Supreme Court and what happened is that it was found to be breaking the 10th Amendment.
Translation: the federal government can’t make state police officers follow federal laws that contradict state laws. We still have yet to see what really happens with 2A sanctuary states when push comes to shove. Will they stand up in court or will the Biden regime try to strong arm them?
What we do know is that there’s solid legal precedent for upholding the rights of states to make their own laws if those laws are in accord with the US Constitution.