Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a gun rights bill into law to preemptively protect gun owners from federal gun laws which may be passed. The Republican governor signed the Second Amendment Freedom Act on Wednesday before President Biden announced a series of executive actions focused on stricter gun control.
— Rep. Leo Biasiucci 🇺🇸 (@Leo4AzHouse) April 7, 2021
Fox News reports:
“That was a proactive law for what is possible to come out of the Biden administration,” Ducey told KTAR-FM radio in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday, adding the bill doesn’t change any current laws.
State Rep. Leo Biasiucci, a Republican who sponsored the bill, said, “If the federal government does anything that tries to infringe on our Second Amendment in the state of Arizona, we’re not going to comply,” FOX 10 in Phoenix reported.
He added that he was elected to “protect our Constitution,” saying the Biden administration wanted to “ban AR-15s, high-capacity magazines, and we don’t think that’s right. Our Arizona gun laws are strong and we believe that law-abiding gun owners have the right to bear arms.”
Gun control advocates have already publically condemned Gov. Ducey’s bill, however gun owners have praised the Republican for standing up and protecting the Second Amendment.