January 10th, 2013

Police Chief Seeks Nullification of Unconstitutional Gun Control

Police Chief Mark Kessler
Police Chief Mark Kessler

Chief Kessler has joined Stewart Rhodes and David Codrea for a telephone interview. This interview is now up on YouTube, and it is one you’ll enjoy spreading all over the world.  Enjoy:




This article was found at The New American. Please read the entire story there and enjoy the embedded links.



While the Obama administration and some Democrat lawmakers plot ever more extreme assaults on the Second Amendment, state and local officials across the country are working just as hard to find ways to protect the gun rights of law-abiding citizens in their jurisdictions. One local Pennsylvania police chief is helping to lead the way, asking officials in his borough to pass an ordinance or resolution nullifying any unconstitutional attacks on the unalienable rights of residents.

Meet Gilberton Borough Police Chief Mark Kessler. After watching anti-Constitution politicians in Washington, D.C., try to exploit a tragedy to trample on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, he decided enough was enough. Now, he is speaking out, and asking lawmakers in his small borough of around 1,000 people to pass a nullification measure. He is also promoting the idea nationwide, most recently appearing on the popular Alex Jones radio show heard all across the country.

In a phone interview with The New American, Chief Kessler detailed his proposed “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance,” which would prevent any federal or state infringements on the right to keep and bear firearms, accessories, or ammunition within the jurisdiction. If approved, the resolution, citing the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions, would nullify any unconstitutional acts purporting to restrict gun rights.

Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution reads: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” Virtually all other state constitutions contain similar protections. The U.S. Constitution, meanwhile, states explicitly that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” For Chief Kessler, like for countless Americans, the constitutional language is clear, and any pretended acts of legislation contradicting those simple guarantees should be viewed as null and void.

“Hopefully this will spread like fire throughout the country, and the people will stand up and say, you know what, enough is enough, and under the Tenth Amendment, which grants the power of nullification of unconstitutional laws, we’re going to recognize this as unconstitutional, we’re not going to enforce it, we’re going to make sure this doesn’t happen,” the police chief said, sounding determined. Other members of the law-enforcement community nationwide have been pondering the subject in recent weeks, too.

The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, of course, reserves to the states or the people all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government — powers that are few and defined. All across the country, state and local lawmakers have been nullifying unconstitutional federal statutes by citing the amendment, constitutional limitations on the power of Washington, and the Founding Fathers.

Historically, American states have a long tradition of invoking nullification against federal usurpations — Wisconsin, for example, famously used it to prevent enforcement of a federal statute purporting to require the return of escaped slaves to their masters. More recently, state and local lawmakers and citizens have invoked it to nullify everything from ObamaCare and federal gun control to marijuana prohibition and the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) statute claiming to unlawfully authorize the indefinite military detention of Americans without charge or trial.

“We want to nullify any and all rules, regulations, and acts against the Second Amendment or our freedoms. We need to say this is unconstitutional, we need to stick together, and we need to get our message out there. We’re not going to stand for this anymore,” Kessler explained. “We want to do this peacefully, we don’t want any kind of violence whatsoever — I’m totally against that— I just want to see a peaceful resolution to this. And under the Tenth Amendment, hopefully we can accomplish this through the nullification process.”

The police chief, who rose to instant online stardom in recent days after his proposal was announced, also praised the Founding Fathers, saying they were highly intelligent people who learned from their experiences.

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6 Responses to “Police Chief Seeks Nullification of Unconstitutional Gun Control”

  1. 1
    Corey Rodgers Says:

    WOW! AWESOME. good man, God bless him.

    i’m glad more and more people are speaking up publicly about these things,

    i’ve said it elsewhere – we are already in a civil war
    but it is currently yet only a war of words,

    and it can be resolved with words as this Chief points out – if the aggressor chooses so.

    it’s in-arguable it is they who are the aggressors, we need courage to fight back though it’s only with words as of yet, and this man has that courage. i hope others will gain this courage as well.

    the ball will then be in the aggressors’ court, will they escalate their aggression to force? if so i will respond.

    please tell anyone you know who doesn’t yet understand what’s going to observe closely – how do you define who is the aggressor? Nazi’s invaded Poland – history shows Nazi’s were the aggressor. Nazi’s rounded up guns – history shows it was they who were the aggressor. Nobody who owned those guns had been doing anything wrong.

    America today is not one iota different on this. The aggressor is spiritually, morally, and constitutionally wrong, it is not debateable.

    i, am not adam lanza. there will be no justification for any atf or swat team to show up at my house; if they do so it is inarguable – they are the aggressor.

    everyone who is not a gun-owner and not thought much about the 2A should still observe this closely so they at least can know exactly who is the aggressor and what is occurring. they should also study history closely regarding how life went for Germans who did not stand up to the evil. result: it ended badly for ALL of them.
    Everyone already knows Jews sufferred in WWII. they know allied soldiers suffered in WWII. let them also study history closely and see the ways in which eventually nazi’s and formerly good German civilians also suffered. iow: war is hell and nobody really “wins”, everybody loses something, but spiritually – that’s where it counts, and it is clear and inarguable – the nazi’s were the aggressor.

    does anyone employed in police/mil currently want this to be the result for themselves as well? for their souls, i hope not. it is your soul, your choice, and the result in the afterlife will also be yours. choose wisely. noone lives on earth forever anyway, but you do live in the next life forever; where do you want that to be?

  2. 2
    Raymie Says:

    Here is an American…Emmulate his ideals…protect locally first…nationally we can come together where we are needed. With excessive force if necessary.

  3. 3
    Cal Says:

    A man who is defending his country, legitimate government! Thank you!!

    So many refuse to speak out. When we don’t speak up they believe they have us all “cowed”. Speaking out and educating is important.

    When it is a person of your caliber it matters even more!

  4. 4
    cmig Says:

    Just why am I not reading articles like this on msm? lol. I believe Mr. Obama has done more for the Liberty cause because people are now waking up. I believe it’s called unintended consequences.

  5. 5
    Info Says:

    A reminder for the elites in Washington:

    Norton v. Shelby County – 118 U.S. 425 (1886)

    “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”


    NYS Gun Owners


    ACTION REQUIRED: Federal Challenge to NY BANN
    Lawyer : Jim Tresmond, Attorney in Buffalo, New York. Attorney phone is 716.202.4301
    Successfully represented clients in the past on Second Amendment issues in NYS Supreme Court. This case is pro-bono for all the gun owners of New York.
    According to Mr. Tresmond the new ban is illegal as it is an ex-facto law taking away previously owned property and he intends to file this action in Federal Court.

    We are looking for as many as possible to add to CLASS ACTION CASE:

    SEND Your Name and EMAIL ADDRESS and phone number to: TRESMONDLAW@GMAIL.COM

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    Ed Warden Says:

    The governor of Co wants to ban our AR’s and AK RIFLES and now that the dems control both houses of the legislature they will push through this unconstitutional bill. We must act to stop this destruction of our 2A and our states constitution which protects our 2A rights.

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