Virginia Joins North Dakota In Proposing Legislation To Protect Against Federal Gun Control


Here in North Dakota, Rep. Roscoe Streyle has introduced HB1183 which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun control laws.

Over in Virginia state legislators are moving forward on a similar bill aimed at accomplishing the same goal. From the Washington Post:

Marshall said the measure is meant to protect gun owners from efforts to tighten gun laws in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred shortly before Christmas.

The bill would “Prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof,” according to the measure’s official summary.

“This is really an assault on second amendment rights and it has nothing to do with gun safety,” Marshall said of federal legislation.

Meanwhile local law enforcement agents across the nation are pushing back against these new gun control laws too. The feeling from those law enforcement types seems to be that they don’t want their jobs complicated by a lot of new regulations from the feds.

Who can blame them, but that’s an interesting contrast with law enforcement officials here in North Dakota who have been skeptical, if not outright hostile, toward Rep. Streyle’s bill.