"Dumping" Federal Citizenship status (i.e. 14th and 16th Amendment status)? BE CAREFUL!

Posted: January 31st, 2004 by Militant Libertarian

On Friday in this blog (below), I reprinted an article entitled “WOW! STATE CITIZENSHIPS DUMP 14TH AMENDMENT STATUS” which is about obtaining a letter of sovereign state citizenship. During my reading of Boston’s Gun Bible, I came across this tidbit of information, checked it online, and thought I’d better warn people.

If you do decide to attempt to declare yourself NOT a resident of the United States and instead a resident only of your particular state in the Union, be VERY careful how you word your request. Why? You may not be able to pass a federal background check and therefore be unable to purchase a new firearm! Here’s what I mean:

The following is 18 USC Section 922(d) entitled “prohibited possessors”

(d) it shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person–

(1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted of any count of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

(2) is a fugitive from justice;

(3) is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 USC 802));

(4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;

(5) who, being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States;

(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

(7) who, having, been a citizen of the United States has renounced his citizenship, or;

(8) is subject to a court order that restrains such person from harrassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child, except that this paragraph shall only apply to a court order that–

(A) was issued after hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had the opportunity to participate; and

(B)(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or

(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury.

So there you go, you may cause yourself problems if you don’t very carefully word that document of denial of U.S. citizenship. I’m no lawyer, so I don’t know how to legally word it so that you would be denying citizenship in the U.S. without DENOUNCING said citizenship (and therefore being a “prohibited possessor” in 18 USC).

Just be warned. If you figure out how to get around this, lemme know. :)


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