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Arizona Governor Signs Bill Protecting State From Federal Gun Control Laws

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) has signed a law designed to protect firearm owners in the state from further federal legislation on gun control.

The move took place just two days prior to President Biden’s announcement of several executive actions – and appeals to Congress for further legislation – he was taking on gun control.

The bill, dubbed the Second Amendment Freedom Act, doesn’t amend any current law, but as Ducey explains, is meant as “a proactive law for what is possible to come out of the Biden administration.”

State Rep. Leo Biasiucci (R) sponsored the bill.

“If the federal government does anything that tries to infringe on our Second Amendment in the state of Arizona, we’re not going to comply,” Biasiucci told Fox 10 in Phoenix.

RELATED: Biden Pushes For ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban In Major Announcement, Says ‘No Amendment’ Is Absolute’

Arizona Fighting Back Against Biden’s Gun Control

Ducey predicted there would be a need to fight back against the Biden administration’s attempts to implement gun control and infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of Arizonans.

“There’s a lot of discussion out of Washington, D. C., about congressional action around the Second Amendment, and this law was simply to protect the rights that we already enjoy in Arizona,” he told KTAR-FM.

Ducey’s comments about potential gun control laws, executive actions, or legislation from Congress, along with any trampling of the Constitution, were rather prescient.

On Thursday, President Biden called for lawmakers to consider legislation banning ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity magazines’ in his major gun announcement, insisting that “no amendment to the constitution is absolute.”

“The idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution,” Biden insisted.

RELATED: Biden’s ATF Director Wants ‘Well Regulated’ Second Amendment

Second Amendment Sanctuary

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) hailed Arizona’s new gun protection law as a model for something he’d like to implement.

“This is what I’m seeking for Texas — a law to defy any new federal gun control laws,” Abbott tweeted. “It will make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”

“Legislation is moving in the Texas House and Senate,” he announced. “I look forward to signing it.”

During his State of the State address in February, Abbott called on Texas to become a Second Amendment sanctuary due to the consistent drumbeat of anti-gun lawmakers.

“Politicians from the federal level to the local level have shouted: ‘Heck yes, the government is coming to get your guns,'” he said. “We won’t let that happen in Texas.”

That same month, Newton County in Missouri passed a bill that authorizes the arrest of any federal agents who try to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of its citizens.

Part of President Biden’s executive actions include a call for restrictions on so-called “ghost guns” – handmade firearms without serial numbers – as well as a demand for a comprehensive report on firearms trafficking.

The President also directed the Department of Justice to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation for states.

“Red flag” laws allow authorities to confiscate firearms from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others, without having been convicted of a crime.

 

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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