State Legislators Want to Nullify Federal Gun Control – By John Osterhoudt (Reason) / June 21 2021
State legislators across the country are working to weaken the enforcement of federal gun laws by emulating immigration activists.
As President Joe Biden takes executive action to strengthen federal gun laws, state legislators across the country are working to weaken their enforcement by emulating immigration activists.
Since 1987, Oregon has prohibited law enforcement agencies from arresting or detaining people whose only crime was entering or living in the U.S. illegally. Hundreds of other jurisdictions have followed suit, becoming so-called sanctuary cities.
“The methods that we need to use are the ones already being used by the left,” says Anthony Sabatini, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives. “Nullifying unconstitutional federal laws is both legal and the right thing to do.”
Sabatini is co-sponsoring a Florida bill that would bar state employees from enforcing or attempting to enforce any of several listed federal gun controls, including taxes, registrations, bans, and more. State employees who violate that prohibition would be permanently barred from working for Florida’s government.