State Rep. Stringer’s Alabama Firearms Protection Act would shield state from strict federal gun control — ‘Something has got to be done to stand up for this’
With a new Biden administration and Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress, there are uncertainties regarding the protection Second Amendment rights and federal measures in the name of gun control that could erode those rights.
State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Satsuma) seeks to shield Alabamians from state or local governments from being mandated to enforce federal firearms laws.
His legislation, HB 337, deemed the Alabama Firearms Protection Act, has 17 co-sponsors and would offer those protections.
“Despite the fact that our nation was built upon the promise of the Second Amendment, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are determined to attack our fundamental gun rights and erode our ability to own various firearms,” Stringer said in a statement released this week. “The Alabama Firearms Protection Act will ensure that state and local law enforcement resources cannot be used to enforce any gun control laws or executive orders that might be enacted on the federal level.”
During an appearance on Mobile radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Stringer elaborated on the practical applications of his legislation.
“We’ve noticed across the country and across the United States there’s been a big push by the federal government to hinder or do away with our Second Amendment rights and infringe on gun rights,” he said. “Something has got to be done to stand up for this. This is where I am coming with this.”
“[I]t appears that we’re just going to have to address these issues on a state level,” Stringer added. “Hopefully, you know, there are other states other than Alabama that are introducing similar legislation other than Alabama. We’ve got to do something. It is so obvious that people are concerned, people are worried. And it is obvious that people are very worried about the Second Amendment. I mean, go to Walmart and try to buy a box of ammunition and see what happens. People are concerned and this bill will address taxing and prohibiting tax on items that affect the gun, be it the size of a magazine, be it a red-dot sight, that type of stuff. It’s going to address that in this bill, too. Is this going to be a fix-all? I doubt it. But it is going to be a step in the right direction.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.