Alabama bill would ban local police from enforcing new federal gun restrictions

Alabama bill would ban local police from enforcing new federal gun restrictions

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) A proposed bill would make it a crime for local police officers to enforce any new federal gun restrictions. The Dothan Eagle reported, a majority of conservative Alabama state senators believe they’ve found a solution to federal restrictions they disagree with: criminalize their enforcement. According to the Dothan Eagle, Those 21 senators approved legislation last week that would impose misdemeanor charges on law enforcement should they enforce any new federal gun control measures. The Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act “would expand freedom and liberty for Alabama citizens by ensuring that certain federal restrictions would not be supported by the government or the government agencies of Alabama,” bill sponsor Sen. Gerald Allen said. The problem is that the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution states that federal law supersedes any conflicting state law.

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