Rep. Brian Green likely grandstanding for gun 'bubbas'

Feb 26 2013 - 4:23pm

Editor,

Our state's legislators worship the U.S. Constitution--except when they don't.

It's long been recognized that Utah County is a hotbed for anti-government, anti-Obama inflammatory rhetoric, but the latest offering from there has hit a new low. Rep. Brian Green, R-Pleasant Gove, has introduced HB 114, that would allow state law enforcement officers to arrest any federal officials attempting to enforce the nation's gun laws on Utah.

Has he, or the others ever actually read the U.S. Constitution? Article VI, part 2 of the document reads: "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof...shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." This is called the Supremacy Clause, which made federal law superior to state law. Anyone who's ever read the Constitution would know this.

So, the question has be been asked, Is Rep. Green just ignorant of how our country's legal system operates, or knowing that his bill is doomed if challenged in the courts, is he maybe just grandstanding for all the nutty gun bubbas in this state?

M. Jensen ogden

North Ogden

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