Gun rights advocates are pushing to create Second Amendment sanctuaries in a bid to flout federal gun laws

Gun rights advocates are pushing to create Second Amendment sanctuaries in a bid to flout federal gun laws

Guns for sale at a gun show in Fort Worth, Texas, July 10, 2016. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for the state to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. Second Amendment sanctuaries ignore federal or state gun laws they consider restrictive. In recent years they’ve become a tactic among gun rights advocates to push back against federal restrictions. See more stories on Insider’s business page . On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in support of gun rights just hours before a deadly mass shooting in Bryan, Texas. The shooting — the state’s 14th so far this year — left one dead and five injured and came at a particularly inopportune moment. Abbott is in the midst of a campaign to turn Texas into a Second Amendment sanctuary state — a state where federal gun restrictions would be ignored in favor of local laws more favorable to gun rights. The legislation to make Texas a sanctuary state was introduced in February by Texas State Rep. Justin Holland. If passed, Texas will join Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Wyoming, and Arizona, along with around 400 counties in 20 states, that have also designated themselves as gun rights sanctuaries. The push to make Texas a Second Amendment sanctuary comes amid several executive orders from President Joe Biden calling for increased gun control measures, including a push for "red flag" legislation modeling, an investment in evidence-based community interventions, and measures to stop the proliferation of "ghost guns" — guns made out […]

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