The Montana government Greg Gianforte has signed a new law prohibiting state and local police from enforcing federal bans on weapons, ammunition and magazines.
Republican Gianforte is an outspoken advocate of protection against the Second Amendment.
Announcing the signing on Friday, he tweeted: ‘Today I proudly signed Rep. [Jedediah] Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal violations of our rights protected by our Second Amendment, including a federal ban on firearms. I will always protect our # 2A right to keep and bear arms. ‘
The bill was signed just weeks after President Joe Biden revealed a series of executive actions aimed at tackling gun violence in the aftermath of a series of mass shootings across the country.
Montana government Greg Gianforte, a Republican who is an outspoken advocate of protection against the Second Amendment, took a victory lap on Twitter on Friday.
The president specifically mentioned a crackdown on “ ghost weapons, ” homemade firearms with no serial numbers so they cannot be traced, and a ban on assault weapons.
Biden’s plan to curb tail gun violence met with opposition from members of the Republican Party.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia tweeted a photo of herself with an AK-47.
Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who campaigned for Congress with her Glock by her side, said, “ Republican Attorney General, get ready to fight Biden’s executive orders on gun control! I will do my part from the House! Let’s make sure we stop this tyrant. ‘
A mostly Republican state, Montana is the latest state to deliver on Biden’s promises with its own law.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a similar bill earlier this month, and a bill that Oklahoma would designate a second amendment “ Sanctuary State ” goes to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office, Fox news reported.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is one of the Republicans fighting to protect the rights of the Second Amendment.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a similar legislation because he fears it would jeopardize law enforcement and the public.
The United States has been rocked by a series of mass shootings in recent weeks.
Since March 16, when eight people were killed and one injured in Atlanta spa shootings, the United States has had at least 50 mass shootings.
According to data from the GVA, a Washington nonprofit, the United States will have seen at least 150 mass shootings in 2021. CNN reported.
Law enforcement is investigating after the mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis on April 16 that killed eight.
The FedEx shooting left everyone shocked.
Last week, a teenager opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, killing eight people along with himself and injuring several more.
The mass casualty incident reportedly weighs heavily on Marion County Coroner’s office, which must investigate the dead and notify the families.
Alfarena McGinty, Chief Deputy Coroner of the Marion County Coroner’s Office, Told VOC 59, ‘This particular incident was slightly different. It had a slightly different impact on our workforce.
“It was probably the most challenging thing one of my senior employees had to do. My senior staff indicated that it was very difficult to notify one after the other, ”she told the news channel.
The White House has repeatedly stressed the need for legislative action on weapons.
While the House passed a background check bill last month, prospects for gun control are limited in an evenly divided Senate, where Republicans remain virtually united against most proposals.
The House measures would extend background checks to private sales and close the so-called “ Charleston loophole, ” allowing a gun sale to proceed if a background check is not completed after three days.
But it is highly unlikely that the measures will get the 60 votes needed to pass through the 50-50 Senate. It’s not just Republican objections, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has opposed the House’s measures.
And Congress is nowhere near approving what Biden called for during the presidential campaign: a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks.
BIDEN’S CRACKED ON GUNS
On April 7, President Joe Biden unveiled a series of executive actions aimed at tackling gun violence. He promised:
The Justice Department will issue a proposal for a rule within 30 days to help stop the proliferation of ‘ghost weapons’.
We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals buy kits with almost all components and instructions on how to finish a firearm in just 30 minutes and use these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms appear at a crime scene, they often cannot be traced by the police due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
The Department of Justice will issue a proposed rule within 60 days to clarify when a device marketed as a stabilizing shackle effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act..
The alleged shooter in last month’s Boulder tragedy appears to have used a gun with an armrest, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.
The Justice Department will publish a model ‘red flag’ legislation for states within 60 days
Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement officers to file a court order temporarily denying people in crisis access to firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others. The president is urging Congress to pass an appropriate national ‘red flag’ law, as well as legislation encouraging states to pass their own ‘red flag’ laws. In the meantime, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states looking to introduce red flag laws to do so.
The government invests in evidence-based interventions in the field of community violence
Community violence interventions are proven strategies to reduce gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. As cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in murders, the Biden-Harris administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
The Ministry of Justice publishes an annual report on the firearms trade
In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) released a report summarizing information about its investigation into the firearms trafficking, which is one of the ways firearms enter the illicit market, where they are readily available. could get into the hands of dangerous persons. . Since the report was published, states, local and federal policymakers have relied on the data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there are good reasons to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example with the rise of online sales and the proliferation of ‘ghost weapons’. The Justice Department will release a new comprehensive report on firearms trade and annual updates needed to give policymakers the information they need to tackle the firearms trade today.
Source: White House