With Joe Biden in the White House, harnessing the tailwind of a congressional majority for the Democrats, gun rights advocates are fearing for the worst.
Biden has long been an opponent of the Second Amendment, having been an early adopter of plans to ban s0-called “assault” weapons, and often lamenting that victims of gun violence weren’t allowed to sue firearms manufacturers for their damage.
Now, as the Commander in Chief readies a number of executive orders aimed at making it more difficult to exercise your right to bear arms, Arizona is taking a stand.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a gun rights law this week that preemptively protects gun owners in the state from any federal gun control laws that are passed, according to reports.
The Second Amendment Freedom Act was signed two days before President Biden announced several executive actions, including asking the Justice Department to propose a rule to stop “ghost guns,” which are “kits” people can buy legally, then assemble to create a functioning firearm without a serial number.
“That was a proactive law for what is possible to come out of the Biden administration,” Ducey told KTAR-FM radio in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday, adding the bill doesn’t change any current laws.
And Ducey wasn’t the only one upset.
State Rep. Leo Biasiucci, a Republican who sponsored the bill, said, “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,” FOX 10 in Phoenix reported.
Biden’s E.O.’s are likely to face a legal challenge in the coming months, as the Constitutional right to bear arms trumps any sort of action that the Executive Branch can take arbitrarily.
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