Monday, February 18, 2013
More States Tell Federal Gov: Don't Touch Our Guns
Since early January, states around the country have been pushing back against attempts at gun banning by proposing legislation that preempts any new federal gun control acts. Although the proposals are at different stages in each state, it's encouraging to see that what started in Wyoming in early January and then spread to Texas and Oklahoma has now come to include Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, and Washington.
Long before these states dug in for the long fight against post-Sandy Hook gun grabbers, other states, led by Montana and Tennessee, had seen enough during Obama's first term to pass measures declaring new federal firearm laws unenforceable on guns and ammunition produced and sold within their own borders.
The law in Montana is facing legal challenges now, but Gary Marbut, the man behind the legislation, says he wrote it "to set up a legal challenge" which could "roll back a half a century of bad precedent."