Legislation would ease gun restrictions for military spouses

Pete Kasperowicz writing for The Blaze reported yesterday:

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would let military spouses buy handguns in the state where their husbands and wives are on permanent duty….

“Spouses should be able to purchase handguns in the state where their husband or wife is stationed,” he added. “They have the right to protect themselves, and this bill allows them to fully exercise their 2nd Amendment right.”

Rigell said his district in Virginia is home to more active duty service members than any other district, and said he has heard complaints that some military spouses face obstacles when they try to buy a firearm.

Rigell noted that the Gun Control Act of 1968 only allows people to buy firearms in the state where they legally reside. That means if a family legally resides in one state, but the service member spouse is on duty in another state, the spouse of that service member cannot legally buy a gun.

Read the rest of this story at The Blaze.