Marc Stephens released his self-published book titled Facially Unconstitutional. The book was released in order to raise funds for the preparation of several Amicus Curiae briefs in support of his petition to the Supreme Court of the United States. Stephens is seeking to strike down New Jersey’s Firearm law as facially unconstitutional, and in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Months before releasing his book, Marc Stephens forwarded a free copy, along with a link to the book trailer, via social media for the public to read. Many high profile celebrities received a link to the book. The marketing message read, “We are still Slaves!”. A few weeks later, in a song produced by DJ Khaled, called “I Got the Keys”, Jay-Z mentions in his lyrics “How we still slaves in 2016?”.
The internet is stating that Marc Stephens’ second amendment case is the reason why the Nat Turner story, produced by Nat Parker, finally received the green light for production.
Court records reveal that Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian denied Marc’s firearm application because he stated it appears that Marc is trying to “Take the law into his own hands”. The court labeled Marc Stephens a “Threat to Public Safety”.
“Slaves with firearms were labeled a Threat to Public Safety”, says Marc Stephens.
On September 12, 2016, in an article titled "US Firearm Permit and Licensing Laws are Facially Unconstitutional", excerpts from Stephens’ book was posted at ReloadOne.com and quickly obtained over 130,000 reads.
On January 30, 2017, in an article titled "New Jersey man fights state gun permit law all the way to Supreme Court", the website Guns.com dicussed Stephens case at the Supreme Court. The Comment section of the article is loaded with readers who are highly impressed by pro se Marc Stephens’ legal argument in his Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
Some of the comments read:
“My goodness, it is not often I come across a piece I cannot take apart at least from one angle or two”.
“Corporate lawyers, even the National group lawyers want to beat around the bush. This filing does none of that. It goes right for the jugular”.
“It's actually a convincing argument with a potential to change the national landscape of gun laws”.
“Why isn't the NRA doing this, why didn't it do it a long time ago? Why aren't they making this true warrior a household name?”
“Damn! He has colored in a whole lot of boxes with this one. Additionally, I certainly would want the new justice on the bench before this is heard. With that being said this looks as complete as anything I've seen on the subject”.
"Even if it fails, it will publicize the racist roots of gun control"
"Marc Stephens created the blueprint on how to shutdown firearm laws in all 50 states”
“Marc, I don't know you, but saw your petition. I wanted to say THANK YOU! I hope your petition moves forward and restores our rights. Excellent job sir. Excellent job”.
Facially Unconstitutional chronicles the history of New Jersey’s legislature passing ‘stealthy laws’ in order to discriminate against African Americans who possessed firearms, basically turning black men and women into criminals.
Stephens’ put forth irrefutable evidence proving that firearm laws, not only in New Jersey, but in all 50 states, were created only for “Black Slaves”.
The sections of the book that are simply ‘mind blowing’ is Marc Stephens’ second amendment deprivation of civil rights complaint, more specifically ‘paragraphs 27-95’, his ‘motion for reconsideration reply brief’, and his ‘Argument in support of the appeal’. All three are the most compelling legal arguments ever made in American history regarding our second amendment right.
The nail in the coffin to firearm licensing laws around the United States is where Marc Stephens points to the United States Supreme Court opinion which reads:
“As Representative Thaddeus Stevens is reported to have said, "[w]hen it was first proposed to free the slaves, and arm the blacks, did not half the nation tremble? McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 130 S. Ct. 3020 - Supreme Court 2010 at 3081-3082. Some States formally prohibited blacks from possessing firearms. Ante, at 3038-3039 (quoting 1865 Miss. Laws p. 165, § 1, reprinted in 1 Fleming 289). Others enacted legislation prohibiting blacks from carrying firearms without a license, a restriction not imposed on whites, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 130 S. Ct. 3020 - Supreme Court 2010 at 3082”.
The Fourteenth amendment reads, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.
A firearm licensing law, that is ‘not imposed on whites’, but restricts the black race from obtaining firearms, is exactly what Marc Stephens argues. It is ‘facially unconstitutional’ under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth amendment to the United States Constitution.
Marc also pointed out in his complaint that the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) stated if African Americans were considered U.S. citizens, "It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right...to keep and carry arms wherever they went..”
Since that decision, unless you have been living under a rock, The Civil Rights Act of 1866 made blacks full U.S. citizens (and this repealed the Dred Scott decision) stating that blacks were not citizens.
Marc’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis was approved by the Supreme Court of United States, which means after 3 years of fighting in court Marc ran out of money. The court covered the filing fees, but Marc still needs several Amicus Curiae Briefs, which cost up to $50,000 - $100,000 each.
The Amicus Curiae Briefs, which in latin means “Friend of the Court” are used by third parties, who are not a party to the case, but have a strong interest in the matter, will submit a brief to inform the Supreme Court that the case is credible, and is of high public concern.
Marc received email confirmation from several lawyers, and second amendment defenders, that they would assist with providing the Amicus Curiae Briefs.
Several organizations such as the National Rifle Association, Congress for Racial Equality, and the Libertarian Party all reviewed Marc Stephens’ petition. They all claimed “lack of resources” to handle the case. The NAACP never responded to Stephens phone calls, or emails.
Marc still moved forward with filing his petition with the Supreme Court.
On December 13, 2016, Marc Stephens Petition for Writ of Certiorari was received and docketed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The case is titled Stephens vs Jerejian, et al, no. 16-7165.
The Attorney General of New Jersey had until January 12, 2017 to file an answer, but did not file.
If the Supreme Court hears the case, Marc’s legal argument is almost certain to bring down not only New Jersey’s Firearm Laws, but firearm licensing laws in all 50 States.
As of today, Facially Unconstitutional is still the ‘most viewed book’ out beating other reads regarding United States Gun Control laws. Facially Unconstitutional is a must read from start to finish. Every U.S. citizen must support Marc Stephens by buying the book.
The book, which contains all of Marc’s legal briefs filed with the State, District, and Appellate court, is available for immediate download.
You can purchase Facially Unconstitutional by Marc A. Stephens at www.marcastephens.com.