As Gov. of Texas, Would Abbott Continue to Stand for States' Rights?

By:  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
05/08/2014
       
As Gov. of Texas, Would Abbott Continue to Stand for States' Rights?

Would Greg Abbott maintain his strong stance against federal overreach if he is elected governor of Texas?

It’s no secret that President Obama and his globalist gang are determined to disarm civilians. Attacks on the right to keep and bear arms are a constant and consistent activity of the Obama administration.

When states assert their rightful authority to pass laws nullifying unconstitutional federal acts, the White House orders its spokesmen to send threatening letters to the governors of those states courageous enough to get sideways of a president that sees himself above the law, particularly the constitutional law.

About a year ago, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback informing him that the Obama administration would ignore a Kansas law nullifying federal gun control laws. Holder went on to warn the governor that federal agents would “take all appropriate actions” to enforce federal gun control laws, calling the Kansas statute “unconstitutional.”

In a response to Holder's harangue, Brownback defended his state’s right to protect its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

“The right to keep and bear arms is a right that Kansans hold dear. It is a right enshrined not only in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, but also protected by the Kansas Bill of Rights,” Brownback explained. “The people of Kansas have repeatedly and overwhelmingly reaffirmed their commitment to protecting this fundamental right. The people of Kansas are likewise committed to defending the sovereignty of the State of Kansas as guaranteed in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” he continued.

Now there is another friend of firearms and the right to keep and bear them that might soon have to reassert his previously proclaimed commitment to fight the federal gun grab.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (shown in photo) is running for governor of Texas and it looks like come November, he may become the 48th governor of the Lone Star State.

A Public Policy Polling survey of registered voters in Texas conducted April 13 shows Abbott leading the Democratic candidate by 12 points.

Gun owners in Texas are likely pleased by the results of that poll, particularly in light of statements made by Abbott while he served as the state attorney general.

Around the same time that U.S. Attorney General Holder was trying to scare state leaders with the specter of federal troops showing up to enforce federal gun control regulations, Greg Abbott was sending out a warning of his own.

In April 2013, Abbott sent a letter to President Obama threatening to sue should the president attempt to enforce the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in Texas. Abbott wrote:

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Photo of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott: AP Images

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