As Democratic lawmakers in Virginia chip away at commonwealth residents’ firearms rights, one bill in a Southern state seeks to undo the damage and form a pro-Second Amendment bulwark across the south.
Mississippi House Bill 753, sponsored by seven Republicans in the state Legislature, was introduced Monday.
The bill aims to establish an interstate compact to circumvent certain federal gun laws by establishing a regional power dedicated to the defense of the Second Amendment.
Part of the legislation’s intended purpose is to exempt certain firearms, accessories and ammunition from overreaching federal regulation.
The bill doesn’t stop there, promising to “declare certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders unconstitutional under the Constitution of the United States and unenforceable in this compact region.”
Although the same idea of an interstate compact is being used to usurp the nation’s Electoral College by left-leaning states, this is seemingly the first instance the tactic has been used in defense of gun rights.
Federal regulations that would be rendered unenforceable in the compact include those “banning or restricting ownership of a semiautomatic firearm or a magazine of a firearm” and any order “requiring a firearm, magazine, or other firearm accessory to be registered.”
Along with the bill’s home of Mississippi, the other eight states invited to the proposed compact are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.
A compact of this size would have substantial power, putting a major check on the regulatory power of Washington, D.C.
If this movement is implemented in all of these states, the Second Amendment sanctuary would stretch from the Oklahoma panhandle to the Georgia coast.
The bill requires six of the listed states to approve the measure for the interstate compact to become a reality.
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