We have our next contestant for who will unsuccessfully try to nullify federal law.
At a rally in front of the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, newly-elected state Rep. Brian Greene drew cheers when, according to The Salt Lake Tribune, he announced that “he would unveil legislation next week giving local sheriffs the power to arrest any federal agent attempting to seize firearms from Utah residents.” [...]
“This is all about control,” Greene said. “I saw the president in his press conference the other day with all the children around him and he made this comment — and I want to correct him. He said if this can save just one life we have a duty to do it. No, Mr. President, you have a duty to uphold the Constitution.”
Greene’s bill is known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Reached by TPM on Tuesday, Greene said the bill was still being drafted, and public copies were not yet available.
Again — you can’t claim that your aim is to “uphold the Constitution” while conveniently ignoring the Supremacy Clause which states that federal law is “the supreme law of the land.”
The good news for Brian Greene is that no one is actually planning to confiscate firearms so he may never have the opportunity to be laughed out of a federal court room.
(h/t Price Benowitz LLP)