Displaying a rare instance of 10th Amendment resistance to federal mandates, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslan signed a bill that “prohibits the use of any public funds, personnel, or property to enforce any federal law or regulation that regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories.”
Awr Hawkins for Breitbart reports:
According to the Tenth Amendment Center, the measure was “originally introduced in the House as HB1341 by Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver.” At that time, Weaver said, “I’m from the cut that there is no need for Washington D.C. to be the end all and be all with regards to the regulatory world. We should respect our 10th Amendment and shift the power back to the states and that’s what House Bill 1341 does.
This law comes on the heels of another blow to federal gun control signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) last week. On April 29, Pence signed Senate Bill 433—a bill that “repeals the prohibition against manufacturing, importing, selling, or possessing a sawed-off shotgun.”
This legislation is being hailed by some as a victory for state gun rights. Read the full article at Breitbart.