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Section A: General News


Letter: Little cities v. federal law




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July 3, 2013 | 1,301 views | 7 comments

Editor:

Currently I am reading with interest in the Wilson County News how small towns in Texas, such as Poth and Falls City, are passing resolutions defending Amendment II on the Right to Bear Arms of the Constitution of the United States of America.

The article reads, “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.”

The Falls City resolution in part states “All federal ... laws ... limiting the size of magazines for any firearm ... is invalid in the state of Texas and shall further be considered null and void and of no effect in this city.”

I am not a Constitution lawyer, but in my opinion if the U.S. Congress (Senate and House) passes a law signed by the U.S. president and declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court by a nine to zero vote that no gun can have a magazine that could carry more than 10 rounds, that law would be valid for all cities, including Poth and Falls City.

Again, in my opinion, for the Falls City law saying that the federal law “would be considered null and void and have no effect on this city” would be unconstitutional since in these matters, federal law overrules city law.

In trying to read the Founders’ minds, my thought is that their intention was for citizens to keep muskets in their homes to protect them from invasion by the British. I do not think they wanted everyone to have the right to large assault-type weapons with clips of 100 rounds.

The person that shot Rep. Giffords had a magazine of 33 rounds. In 15 seconds he wounded numerous people.

Latest polls show that about 90 percent of Americans want stronger background checks.

JUSTIN SZALWINSKI SR.

Falls City
 

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brahma fan  
stockdale  
July 9, 2013 4:09pm
 
Falls city and other small towns can easily tell law enforcement to not enforce any of these unconstitutional laws as can any state.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 5, 2013 6:22pm
 
Justin is just one more of the lemmings rushing toward the cliff.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 4, 2013 12:41pm
 
The 10th? Oh that's one of those Justin didn't like.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 3, 2013 5:20pm
 
Has the tenth amendment to the US constitution been repealed ?

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 3, 2013 1:21pm
 
Just sittin' here in the shade of a big oak tree drinkin' a cool one and readin' this article and these comments. Now news travels slow in my part of the county and sometime it's just hearsay. Heard a lawyer say that once, ... More ›

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
July 3, 2013 1:08pm
 
People use guns to kill other people. Therefore we should outlaw anything, including guns, that people can use to kill other people. Problem solved. Oh, wait. There are still rocks, tree branches and hands. What do we do about ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
July 3, 2013 12:42pm
 
Justin your argument is old and stale. Obviously there were no multi-round arms in the 1700's. The Founders were educated men not crystal ball readers and they did not specify one shot firearms. Back then black powder, one shot ... More ›

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