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Nearly Half of the U.S. has Introduced Pro-2nd Amendment Legislation
by Ali Papademetriou
In retaliation against President Obama’s promise to take executive actions to restrict gun rights in the United States unless the House or Senate acts upon it, lawmakers from all over the country have taken an opposing approach. Fearful that the president will breach citizens’ Second Amendment, nearly have of the US has either introduced or passed legislations to protect the people’s right to bare arms.
Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah have all introduced bills under the Second Amendment Preservation Act, which is “a state-level bill that renders all federal gun laws, regulations, rules, acts, orders, etc – null and void within the borders of the state,” essentially nullifying federal gun control. Wyoming is the only state that has passed its version.
Among some of the same and other states to pass similar pro-Second Amendment legislations are South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, and Washington State. Dissimilar from the Second Amendment Preservation Act, these legislations were introduced under the Firearms Freedom Act, which declares “that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The FAA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the commerce clause, with firearms as the object.”
It is ironic that even after the gun hysteria took place in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, and Obama avowed that he would basically do anything in his power to tighten gun laws in the United States, half of the country’s lawmakers are in disagreement with the president. Much less, these numerous lawmakers from all of these different states are working to protect their people from the president’s authoritative position on a very controversial issue and freedom.
The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect all of the other Amendments, so without it, we wouldn’t have a Constitution. Liberty advocates and freedom fighters are optimistic about the dedication so many lawmakers have been showing regarding firearm freedom.