(RoyalPatriot.com )- Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey might not be in President Donald Trump’s good books, after failing to support his efforts to support election integrity, but he is still fighting for key Republican principles – namely, the Second Amendment.
On Tuesday, Governor Ducey signed the HB2111 bill into law. The new legislation bans any new federal gun laws that violate the Second Amendment, effectively protecting the people of Arizona from new gun laws being proposed by Democrats in Congress and the White House.
The legislation is designed to stop police and sheriffs from enforcing federal gun laws. Critics say that it would undermine the rule of law and stop law enforcement officers from protecting citizens, or that it’s unconstitutional. However, Democrats are currently discussing new federal gun laws that would allow the FBI to indefinitely keep people under investigation to stop them from purchasing guns. The laws may also ban AR15s and other so-called “assault weapons” or tax those who currently own the guns several hundred dollars.
The text of the new law says that the state of Arizona and its political subdivisions “are prohibited from utilizing any financial resources or state personnel to administer, cooperate with, or enforce any law, act, order, rule, treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms.”
Consider the new law the sanctuary state of gun legislation. It won’t stop federal laws from being put in place, but it will stop law enforcement officers from enforcing the law – much in the same way that law enforcement officers can’t enforce federal immigration laws.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reportedly preparing to take up two bills already passed by House Democrats that would expand legal requirements on background checks, and President Joe Biden announced new executive actions this week.
President Biden directed the Department of Justice to create a new rule that would address so-called “ghost guns.” He also directed the Department to publish proposed “red flag” legislation for states to consider that would ban people who fit certain criteria from purchasing guns.
The president called for the national introduction of “red flag” laws that Republicans argue could easily be abused.
Well, at least the citizens of Arizona will be safe.