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Arkansas, Montana Look To Protect 2nd Amendment Rights From Democrats

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More and more Republican run states are fighting back against the potential 2nd Amendment violations by the China Joe admin

Montana governor signs bill to protect Second Amendment from federal gun restrictions

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law Friday that’s intended to protect gun owners in the state from any new federal regulations or bans on firearms.

“Today, I proudly signed Rep. [Jedediah] Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms,” Gianforte, a Republican, wrote on Twitter. “I will always protect our #2A right to keep and bear arms.”

Republicans in the state passed the law amid President Biden’s push for federal gun reform measures in the wake of a series of mass shootings across the country this year.

The Montana law prohibits law enforcement officials and other state employees from enforcing federal restrictions or spending state funds on particular kinds of firearms, ammunition and magazines.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a similar law earlier this month.

In Oklahoma, a bill that would designate that state as a Second Amendment “Sanctuary State” is headed for Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk.

In Arkansas, the governor vetoed one sent to him, but

Arkansas lawmakers approve bill declaring new federal gun restrictions invalid

Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a reworked bill that aims to preempt federal gun restrictions following objections from the governor, law enforcement and prosecutors that a previous proposal went too far and jeopardized public safety.

The new legislation declares invalid in the state any federal gun restrictions enacted on or after Jan. 1, 2021, that violate the constitutional right to bear arms. The House voted 79-20 along party lines to send the measure to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, moments after the Senate approved the bill.

The new Arkansas nullification measure seeks to ease concerns that prosecutors and law enforcement had raised about a bill Hutchinson vetoed last week that would have imposed criminal penalties on local and state police for helping enforce federal gun restrictions. The Senate voted Monday to override Hutchinson’s veto.

The reworked measure prohibits state or local officials from enforcing any federal restrictions that conflict with the state Constitution’s right to bear arms or any other state law. Under the measure, elected officials who violate the prohibition could be charged with an unclassified misdemeanor while law enforcement officers could lose their certification.

But the measure does not prevent cooperation with federal authorities if the primary purpose isn’t investigating or enforcing new federal gun restrictions.

The House decided to rework the legislation, though they could probably have over-ridden the veto. Which is a smart move, because legislation often goes too far beyond the point of the legislation. The prosecutors and law enforcement groups which opposed the original measure did not object to the reworked one.

Biden can only do so much by Executive Order, but his base is looking for him to do everything he possibly can, including measures that wouldn’t be beyond what is allowed by previously passed law. One of those things is increasing taxation on firearms and ammunition. Another is requiring a federal background check on ammunition purchases, and even limiting purchases. The taxation would probably not happen at a federal level, but, Democrat run states and cities are already looking to make that happen. Background checks could happen federally, and states and cities are looking to do the same. Making it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves from all the criminals in liberal areas.


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