North Dakota House passes ‘Second Amendment sanctuary bill’

North Dakota House passes 'Second Amendment sanctuary bill'

Government and Politics North Dakota’s District 36 Rep. Luke Simons, of Dickinson, discusses House Bill 1272 that would apply to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition manufactured in North Dakota that remain within the state’s borders. The North Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill that exempts firearms and accompanying accessories from federal mandates, laws and regulations if those products remain within the state. (James B. Miller, Jr./The Dickinson Press) The North Dakota House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation that would exempt firearms and accompanying accessories from federal mandates, laws and regulations if those products remain within the state. The legislation is being coined as the “North Dakota gun sanctuary state bill.” The lower chamber voted 69-23 Wednesday, Feb. 17, in favor of House Bill 1272. The bill will be forwarded to the Senate and if passed, sent to Gov. Doug Burgum’s desk for signature. Introduced by North Dakota’s District 36 Rep. Luke Simons, of Dickinson, the bill applies to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition manufactured in North Dakota that remain within the state’s borders — thusly allowing federally restricted access to bump stocks and high capacity magazines. Proponents of the bill say that the need for protecting already enshrined rights under the second amendment are needed considering the current administration in Washington and a long history of attacks on the second amendment. Opponents of the bill stated that the bill could allow residents to legally manufacture unregulated guns or accessories using 3-D printers, including those which have been banned […]

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