State Lawmakers Propose Legislation to ‘Repeal’ the Second Amendment

State Lawmakers Propose Legislation to ‘Repeal’ the Second Amendment

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from The Free Thought Project : This is not the first time Democratic senators in Hawaii have called for congressional action on guns and gun violence. (FEE) — Legislators in Hawaii, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States, moved this week to bring their concerns about the Second Amendment to the national level. In Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) No. 42 , introduced Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers assert that in light of the numerous tragic mass shootings at schools, work places, and public events, this body believes that it is necessary to repeal or amend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. In the resolution, lawmakers urge Congress to adopt a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to article V of the United States Constitution to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms. The sponsors of the resolution suggest the Framers’ use of the term “well-regulated militia” was “intended only to restrict the United States Congress from legislating away a state’s right to self-defense.” Hawaii has a history of enacting gun control. In 2016, Hawaii became the first state in the country to add gun owners in the state to the FBI’s centralized database (known as “Rap Back”), which allows federal authorities to notify local law enforcement when a gun owner is arrested. That bill, SB 2954 , was co-sponsored by Sen. Roz Baker, who also introduced this week’s resolution. Resolution co-sponsor Stanley Chang has a similar history of advocating gun control […]

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