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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Massie, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Pass a Real 2nd Amendment Restoration Act

Proposed ~ A Bill: IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 2nd AMENDMENT, AND IN UTILIZING THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE AND RECOGNIZING THAT CERTAIN LAWS ARE AN OBSTACLE TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE FULL PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES OF CONGRESS, (1) All federal, state, regional, and local laws which in any way infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms, including, but not limited to, any laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of firearms or ammunition, are hereby deemed null and void by Congress, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. (2) Any federal, state, regional, and local laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of any firearm parts, or of any objects which would later be made part of a firearm (whether or not the object would ultimately become a regulated part of a firearm), are also deemed to be null and void, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. No further laws of the type in (1) and (2) shall be able to have any effect. CAVEATS, EXCEPTIONS: a) UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST (USML):  Federal government may control by permit, and limit the use of, USML CATEGORY II, IV, V, VI, VIII, XIV, XV, and XVI items that are weapons, except for technical data or weapons and items routinely or commonly available in the civilian market. b) PROHIBITED PERSONS:  It is unlawful for the following categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person: - convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, unless that crime was due to enforcement of a gun law of a State or a political subdivision of a state;- who is a fugitive from justice;- who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);- who has been adjudicated as a mental defective, due to the decision of a court, or has been committed to any mental institution, and due to the decision of a court, has been deemed unable to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition;- who is an illegal alien;- who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions, except that all such persons must have be given the right of appeal in a district court to address the issue of firearms and ammunition possession and use;- who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;- who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner Laws of a State or laws of a political subdivisions of a state that establish or attempt to expand upon these prohibited persons categories, shall have no force or effect. c) CAVEAT REGARDING EVIDENTIARY NEEDS OF POLICE, CUSTODY, AND IMPRISONMENT: Any persons who are taken into custody or who are about to be incarcerated can be relieved of arms by police, provided however that the affected individuals may petition the courts for relief and restoration of rights. This is not intended to limit the rights of persons bearing arms, concealed or otherwise, in circumstances where involvement in an incident would require that a person involved in a self-defense scenario (who had, following the incident, retreated to a safe location and notified a lawyer) notify police of the circumstances of what had transpired, but it would allow the police to request temporary custody of a weapon that was used in such an incident for evidence and documentation. IMPOSTS, DUTIES.Notwithstanding the preceding, any laws of a State or laws of political subdivisions of a State that impose a tax on conduct or possession of firearms or ammunition shall have no force or effect.  Consistent with Article I, Section 10, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, no state shall "without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress."

Colin Gallagher
15 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Ted Cruz, Texas Governor, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Jeb Hensarling

The Golden Rule Amendment

What if the entire government believed in the golden rule?  What if the government did not do unto the governed what it would not want the governed to do to them? Please help me amend the US Constitution and embed the golden rule into public policy because "Love, the Golden Rule, is the means to balance the moral order of tradition and the progressive hopes of human dignity. Prof. Jeffrey R. Baker.   Our Founding Fathers declared that the government of the United States of America will be of the people, for the people, and by the people. We fought for our independence from, and drafted an indictment of, a King who created laws and decrees against which it itself was exempt. Despotism was wrong and immoral then, and it is wrong and immoral now. No one in any branch of the federal or state government should be exempt from or above any law or regulation. The Congressional Accountability Act is not enough. The Executive branch should not create or enforce rules its own Cabinet and agency staff is not subject to. Judicial immunity, rooted in the English common law idea that "the King can do no wrong," should not be unlimited.   Sovereign immunity at any level of government should not thrive and cannot go unchecked. The People must always have standing when a government servant acts maliciously. America was founded on the ultimate regard for the welfare of humanity and the edification of the United States as a single community. America’s standard of justice demands that there be no existence of a ruling class. Government accountability is a prerequisite for the fulfillment of our inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. The People continue to grieve for the treatment of men and women equally.  America does not simply need more laws or more enforcement. Those who govern need more guidance. The United States Constitution should be amended again.   The Founding Fathers anticipated the need for amendment, allowed for it in the Constitution itself, and prescribed the procedure. If they were around today, they would vote for the Golden Rule Amendment because it defines what they meant when they described a government “for the people.”  They established a constitution to “establish Justice,” and “insure domestic Tranquility,” and “promote the general Welfare.” The Golden Rule Amendment does that.    What is commonly known as “the golden rule” is part of the historical and cultural basis for our concept of human rights, in which everyone has both a right to just treatment, and a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others.  The golden rule is the idea that we should treat others as we would want to be treated. It’s found and valued in religious, atheistic, agnostic, secular, and humanist traditions.  The golden rule can itself guide us in identifying which differences in a situation are morally and ethically relevant. Yet, the Golden Rule Amendment transcends the need for law and order. It can instruct and define justice, and its calculation, and speak to how we should define fair dealing amongst ourselves.   The Golden Rule Amendment affirms that the Government shall not do unto the governed what it would not want the governed to do to them.  Here is its text:   No State or Branch of the Government shall adjudicate, or make, or administer a law or regulation that applies to the People but does not apply equally to them; and, no State or Branch of the Government shall adjudicate, or make, or administer a law or regulation that applies to them that does not apply equally to the People. The Courts shall have a reasonable, reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for all.

marcos rodriguez
14 supporters