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Pro-gun legislation in the House


Guns Save LivesH.R. 131 would ensure the law has the effect Congress intended when it passed more than 25 years ago. Specifically, the legislation would make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected, as well as expand the protections afforded to travelers to include “staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental” to the trip.

Additionally, the bill would place the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that the traveler failed to comply with the law.

This sounds like reasonable legislation to me, and would probably have some positive impact in anti-gun states, but not much impact considering the differences from existing federal law are minor and anti-gun states often feel free to ignore the existing federal law anyway. It's better than nothing, but is it worth the political capital?

This entry was published Tue Jan 27 11:52:45 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-01-24 10:32:24.0. [Tweet]

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