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HB 1052: Prevent State Assistance with Federal Gun Laws… and Defund the Police?

Remember how Representative Aaron Aylward (R-6/Harrisburg), Senator Jessica Castleberry (R-35/Rapid City), and other Republicans get all lathered up with unconstitutional proposals to nullify federal laws last Session? Well, they still want to leave the Union.

Rep. Aylward and Sen. Castleberry are sponsoring House Bill 1052, which would prohibit state officials, agencies, and employees from helping any federal agency or official enforce any federal gun laws, regulations, or executive orders. Any South Dakota state employee who dares help Uncle Sam enforce the law of the land would face a $1,000 civil penalty for the first violation of HB 1052 and Class 1 misdemeanor charges for each subsequent violation.

Aaron, Jessica, if you don’t want to be part of America, just say so. Propose articles of secession and make your case. Or just move to Mexico.

House Bill 1052 could be problematic for law enforcement funding. The federal government ties incentives and penalties to states’ submission of data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. If states fail to share enough records, the feds can withhold grant funds that support local law enforcement initiatives. If enacted, House Bill 1052 would restrict state employees from providing NICS data and cause South Dakota to lose federal grants for local cops.

House Bill 1052 would thus defund the police.

Aaron, Jessica, why don’t you just say that?


  1. John 2022-01-13 13:48

    Section 3, 14th Amendment.
    Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    It’s long past the time to sue these traitors out of their state legislator jobs.
    Aaron, Jessica, go back to where your forebears came from.

  2. mike from iowa 2022-01-13 14:40

    iowa just passed a similar bill, if memory serves, and declared iowa a 2nd amendment sanctuary. This is likely another magat proposed law making the rounds of magat statehouses.

  3. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-01-13 18:10

    I look forward to Rep. Aylward’s explanation to the committee of how causing local PDs to lose federal funds will help male South Dakota safer.

  4. grudznick 2022-01-13 19:06

    You fellows realize that young Mr. Aylward is but a RINO, right? He’s no more Republican than my granddaughter’s boyfriend’s libbie mother.

  5. Porter Lansing 2022-01-13 19:27


  6. Arlo Blundt 2022-01-13 19:32

    It’s nonsense, utter, and complete nonsense.

  7. Mark Anderson 2022-01-13 21:36

    Oh come on grudz, your granddaughter would be a wonderful libbie, maybe see the world and help run it for all those overweight breakfast boys who look down their nose at their toes but can’t see them for their belly fat.
    As for this new drive, it will drive more business away from the red states. Just another nail in the coffin. More guns, no rights for women, ban transgenders, sounds like maybe the pillow business is about it for So Daks.

  8. Allen Jeris 2022-01-14 10:33

    Aaron Aylward is not a RINO. We don’t need the federal government knocking on everyone’s door and allowing unreasonable search and seizure.

    California and New York did their own thing when trump was in office. Didn’t here anybody telling them they should move to Mexico.

  9. Aaron Aylward 2022-01-15 21:56

    Cory, what are your thoughts on the good people who nullified the federal fugitive slave acts in the early to mid1800’s? The lawmakers of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Vermont, to name a few.

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