Lawless Gun Control Measures Are Not Law And Should Not Be Obeyed

Displaying its contempt for the right of the people of Maryland to defend their lives and their liberties, the general assembly of Maryland has enacted what our Founders, in the Declaration of Independence, referred to as “pretended legislation”.

This “pretended legislation” which is intended to take effect on October 1, 2013, infringes on the right to keep and bear arms in many obvious ways, including making it much harder to buy a pistol, rifle or shotgun, requiring fingerprinting for the purchase of a handgun, limiting magazines to 10 rounds, and banning 45 types of firearms.

Since the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, and since the Second Amendment declares that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “…shall not be infringed”, then these gun control measures are NOT law.

Let me repeat, these gun control measures ARE NOT law.

Therefore, we are calling on all peace officers in Maryland and all those who have taken an oath to the Constitution to resist this lawlessness.

Specifically, we call on sheriffs and police officers in Maryland to declare their intention to uphold the law by refusing to enforce these measures. Moreover, we ask these same oath takers to keep the oaths they have sworn before God by actively protecting and defending us against those who would violate the law by seeking to enforce these vain enactments.

All those who try to enforce these lawless gun control measures should themselves be arrested and prosecuted for, among other things, conspiring to violate the rights of decent, innocent, law abiding Marylanders.

Michael Anthony Peroutka
Michael Anthony Peroutka
A Christian and an attorney, Michael Anthony Peroutka is co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola College (now University) in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Constitution Party’s candidate for President in 2004, Michael had a platform which sought to honor God, protect the family, and restore the Republic. The platform came to be known as “The American View of Law and Government,” and inspired the name of his website, TheAmericanView.com. Michael travels around the country, graduating classes from IOTC’s course on the United States Constitution, in addition to teaching classes in IOTC’s Pasadena, Maryland classroom.