Pennsylvania county makes new federal gun laws “unenforceable”

Worried about the federal government imposing overly-restrictive new gun laws? One Pennsylvania county is saying, “Not in our backyard!”

Susquehanna County commissioners have passed a resolution to fully protect the Second Amendment from any federal laws infringing upon it, as reported by The Times-Tribune.

The resolution states that that “any federal act, bill, law, rule or executive order that in any way infringes on our Second Amendment rights by attempting to reduce the private ownership of any firearm, magazine or ammunition shall be unenforceable in Susquehanna County.”

Republican Commissioner Michael Giangrieco, who proposed the resolution, admitted that the resolution was mostly ceremonial, but said it was an important message to send in response to harsher New York gun laws and laws currently being proposed in Pennsylvania.

The County has seen a sharp increase in gun permit applications since the Sandy Hook shooting, with about 175 in the first three weeks of January, already outpacing the 2012 monthly average of 133.

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  1. [...] Pennsylvania county makes new federal gun laws “unenforceable”Red Alert PoliticsWorried about the federal government imposing overly-restrictive new gun laws? One Pennsylvania county is saying, “Not in our backyard!” Susquehanna County commissioners have passed a resolution to fully protect the Second Amendment from any …and more [...]

  2. Jason says:

    Libs can say they are going to take them all they want…it’s not going to happen. It’s nice to see that their are people will stand up against the rising socialist left. It’s funny how those w/o guns say they are going to come into the homes of gun owners…comical

    1. E.A. Madden says:

      Don’t know who you’ve been listening to but no one is talking about taking our guns away. I too support the Second Amendment. But I’d like you all to understand that the politicians on both sides are playing with fire. All this anger and hatred directed at fellow Americans has the potential to ignite a real shooting war.

      1. J Coulter says:

        No one is huh? Have you ready through any of the proposals from Feinstein? Especially her early ones before she ‘edited’ specific things out, like “Mandatory gun buy backs” Which is just a fancy way of saying confiscation and she has mentioned it recently as well. She isn’t the only one either. If they did try however it would be the biggest mistake in American History..

      2. Voice from the wilderness says:

        E.A. Madden;
        If you have not heard anyone calling for confiscation of guns, I suggest you start listening and reading because it has been going on for several decades and increased dramatically since Obama was elected in 2008 and now that he believes his own press he thinks he can do whatever he wishes. People like you are partly responsible for his belief that he can do it.

      3. Bull57 says:

        I was told years ago that if you have guns that are not registered don’t ever register them. Buy a cheap throw away gun that is registered and when they come for your guns give them your throw away gun to pacify them.

      4. Blake Herman says:

        Nobody is saying they will take our guns at this time. First of all they will have registration to see where the guns are, then once they know who has them, there will have confiscation.

      5. Blake Herman says:

        You really don’t think they will take our guns? Why do you think they want all guns registered, so they know where they are and the next step after registration is confiscation.

    2. Bull57 says:

      I agree with most of these posts. We Americans will not let the government take our guns. Not now, to ever.

  3. shovelDriver says:

    “resolution was mostly ceremonial”? Not so! As the ultimate law enforcement power resides with your Sheriff, and given that Sheriffs are responsible for enforcing county law first and foremost so as to protect county residents, this is the perfect opportunity. Let the Sheriff declare for Constitutional government and tell all federal agents “You will be subject to arrest and use of deadly force as necessary if you resist.”

  4. Lou Jones says:

    It’s about time someone in the state of PA pulls their head out of the sand and stands up for our Second Amendment rights, and it is about time the citizens stand up and voice their opposition to those who would diminish our right to self defense. Keep in mind that with the current direction this country of ours has taken, every man, woman, and child may need a weapon to defend themselves against the tyranny our forefathers described.

  5. LDommel says:

    Feinsteins Gun Laws was WRITTEN WAY B-4, Sandy Hook. Who’s EXPLODED what here!

  6. lineguy says:

    Former NYer now proud resident of Susquehanna Co.
    NYers rail against natural gas extraction even tho the fuel and the jobs produced benefit the entire country. Their answer: this is our state and we’ll do whatever we feel is best for us.
    Right back at you Mayor Blumberg and Gov. Cuomo.

  7. Bull57 says:

    I there is only one person who stands up and speaks out then there will always be a voice that will be heard.

  8. LibertyNotTyranny says:

    Way to go Pennsylvania !! Our shameful-excuse-for-a-governer here in Maryland should sit up and take notice – because the idiot is blathering all over himself to take away our 2nd amendment rights as we speak. I hope the entire state of Maryland moves to Pennsylvania. He’s already ruined the state with oppressive taxes anyway. He may as well chase the rest of the people out – and he can have the whole state to himself.

  9. LarryFrom10EC says:

    Didn’t PA go for Obama?

    1. J Coulter says:

      Unfortunately all of PA’s electoral votes are controlled by only one county, as ridiculous as that is, that is the ONLY reason he took PA. The voting system is broken.

      1. D Rod says:

        I live in Luzerne County next to Susquehanna County and I am so proud of what they are doing I am thinking about sending them a check. But, can you please explain to me how our electoral votes are controlled by one county? I know of a large number of liberal people in my area which is why I was not surprised when PA went to Obama.

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