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Alabama Senate votes to ignore new federal gun laws that violate Second Amendment

by Kelsey Osterman, RedAlertPolitics.com  |  published on May 3, 2013


In the wake of the U.S. Senate’s failed background check legislation, the Alabama legislature is one step closer to passing its own gun bill — to prevent any new federal gun control laws from infringing on Alabamians’ right to bear arms.

The Alabama state Senate voted, 24-6, on Tuesday to approve a piece of legislation that would prohibit federal gun control laws from being upheld in the state if those laws are deemed a “violation of the Second Amendment.”

“They are not going to use our law enforcement resources to enforce their law that we believe is unconstitutional,” state Sen. Paul Sanford (R-Madison), the bill’s author, said during the debate. Sanford introduced the bill after receiving hundreds of phone calls and emails from constituents, he told Red Alert Politics.

Along with Sanford, the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” was co-sponsored by state Sens. Scott Beason (R-Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair), Shadrack McGill (R-DeKalb, Jackson, Madison), Clay Scofield (R-Blount, Madison, Marshall) and Tom Whatley (R-Lee, Russell, Tallapoosa).

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