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Unconstitutional efforts

The socialist democrats in D.C. are pushing enactment of laws that are clearly unconstitutional. Example one: House and Senate democrats are pushing legislation to nullify our second amendment. They are not only going after so-called assault weapons, but all semi-automatic rifles and pistols. Certainly, semi-automatic weapons capable of holding more than ten rounds.

The democrats want “red flag laws” enabling police to confiscate firearms without due process. They favor two week waiting periods for firearm purchases, high taxes on firearms and ammunition, mandatory firearm insurance and more.

They want laws making firearm manufacturers liable for criminals using their firearms in the commission of a crime.

Essentially, the democrats want firearm manufacturers sued out of existence and making it prohibitively expensive for a citizen to own a firearm.

Biden may attempt new gun laws by executive edict if Congress doesn’t act. This should hopefully be overturned in the courts.

Our second amendment reads “a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to bear arms, shall not be infringed.” What part of shall not be infringed can democrats not understand?

Today’s socialist democrats are prime examples why our second amendment is relevant today.

Example two: the democrats seeking D.C. statehood. Article I, Section 8, the powers of Congress, clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution reads in part, “to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such district (not to exceed ten miles square) as may by cession of particular states and the acceptance of Congress become the seat of government of the United States.”

Therefore, granting D.C. statehood under the control of a governor instead of Congress would require a constitutional amendment, not a law.

Example three: the democrats are pushing H.R.I. to federalize future elections. Article II, Section I, the president clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution reads in part, “each state shall appoint in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct a number of electors, equal to the whole number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in Congress.”

Ergo, individual states have sole authority over elections, not the federal government. Any change would require a constitutional amendment, not a new law.

Everyone should encourage Senator Manchin to vote against these three unconstitutional acts.

Steve Wolverton

Parkersburg

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