House bill would ‘null’ and ‘void’ gun laws, court rulings that lawmakers oppose

House bill would ‘null’ and ‘void’ gun laws, court rulings that lawmakers oppose

2003 Getty Images Photo by: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images HAMBURG, PA – SEPTEMBER 17: Bob Colden places gun locks on guns for sale at Cabela’s September 17, 2003 in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Cabela’s 250,000 square foot first retail outlet on the east coast features a 55,000 gallon walk through aquarium, a 30-foot-tall conservation mountain with game trophies in their own natural habitat, a trophy deer museum, indoor archery range, fly-fishing shop, and a world class gun library. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) COLUMBUS, Ohio — The following article was originally published in the Ohio Capital Journal and published on News5Cleveland.com under a content-sharing agreement. Fourteen House Republicans signed onto legislation that would allow the state of Ohio to nix federal gun laws and court rulings that legislators deem to violate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Bill 62 would declare any federal law, executive order, administrative action, or court ruling to be “null, void, and of no effect in this state” if it infringes upon the Second Amendment. Legal acts that would qualify as infringements under the bill (the “Second Amendment Safe Haven Act”) include any of the following if they could “reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect.” Any tax on guns, gun parts, or ammunition not common to other goods and services Any registering or tracking of guns Any registering or tracking of gun owners Any act forbidding the possession, ownership, use or transfer of guns or ammo by law-abiding citizens Any act […]

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