States Really Want to Arrest ATF Agents

by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon

Several states have proposed laws to make it illegal to enforce new federal gun laws in their states. A quick search found proposals in Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Wyoming, Missouri and Louisiana (House Bill 5 here). Some of the laws would make enforcement of such laws a felony. Many of the laws call for imprisonment of the agent responsible for enforcement of the law. 

In Louisiana, the law prohibits even the enforcement of any new registration requirement. 

I can’t help but think that the NRA or another very republican lobbying group is sending a letter to state legislators telling them to submit these laws. The laws- if passed- are sure to face constitutional challenges which will cost the states money (money Louisiana really can’t spare). It doesn’t really hurt whatever group is organizing this effort though that the states will end up with huge court costs. They just want to scare congress away from even establishing a registration system or doing something as minor as banning high capacity magazines by making a bunch of noise from state legislatures. 

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