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Leftwing Ret. Judge – States Block Federal Gun Laws

Leftwing Ret. Judge – States Block Federal Gun Laws

The book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” is being published Tuesday by Little, Brown and Co., two days after Stevens’ 94th birthday.
Stevens said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Newtown, Conn., shootings in December 2012 made him think about doing “whatever we could to prevent such a thing from happening again.” Twenty first-graders and six educators were killed.
He acknowledged that his proposed change would allow Congress to do something unthinkable in today’s environment: ban gun ownership altogether

West Virginia state delegate Cindy Frich and five cosponsors have introduced a bill to block the implementation of federal gun-control measures within the state.

House Bill 2832 (HB2832), the “Firearm Protection Act,” prohibits all state public servants from enforcing any “act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States Government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition,” provided that the item in question remains “exclusively within the borders of West Virginia.”

Based on a principle with over 170 years of Supreme Court jurisprudence, HB2832 stands on strong legal grounds.

As the federal government begins its dive into the gun debate, GOP lawmakers across the country are introducing preemptive measures that seek to make those hypothetical future federal firearms restrictions unenforceable in their states.

Republican lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington state have all sponsored legislation this month prohibiting the enforcement of federal laws and regulations on firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories produced and sold within their state.

In Michigan, 13 GOP state senators have introduced the Michigan Firearms Freedom Act to protect Michigan gun and ammunition manufacturers from federal regulation. The bill passed the state Senate Judiciary Committee in a 3-1 party-line vote Wednesday, which means it will now receive a full vote on the Senate floor.

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