Lawmaker wants to make Ohio second amendment sanctuary state

Lawmaker wants to make Ohio second amendment sanctuary state

A firearms instructor watches a trainee in a shooting lane during a requalification class June 22, 2019, in Springfield, Ohio. (The Center Square) – An Ohio lawmaker says he wants to make sure the rights of gun-owners and those who want to own guns are a priority and that the federal government cannot infringe on those rights. State Rep. Mike Loychik, R-Bazette, plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly next week that would, if passed and signed, make Ohio a second amendment sanctuary state, joining Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Kansas. In Ohio, 32 of the 88 counties, along with three townships and one city in Southwest Ohio, have already adopted similar measures. “Members of the Ohio General Assembly and the U.S. Congress have a duty to uphold the rights of citizens across this country, this includes the freedoms granted to us under the Second Amendment to our constitution,” Loychik said. “This bill ensures prioritizing the protection of law-abiding Ohioans’ right to keep and bear arms.” Loychik, a freshman lawmaker, said his legislation affirms the power of state rights over the federal government, and it supports the idea the General Assembly should promote responsible gun ownership, use, enforcement, prompt reporting, storage and condemnation of unlawful activity. If Ohio becomes a Second Amendment sanctuary state, according to Loychik, federal laws or enforcement that tries to infringe those rights would be invalid. At the same time, the bill would confirm the duty of courts and law enforcement to protect second amendment […]

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