Senate Panel To Debate Outlawing Executive Orders On Guns

Feb 16, 2016

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A Senate panel plans to debate a measure to allow residents to sue the state for enforcing executive orders and actions that may limit a person's constitutional right to bear arms.

Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake sponsored the bill that would require the state to recognize as unlawful any executive order or action that limits a person's Second Amendment rights.

It would prevent cities, counties and towns from knowingly enforcing or cooperating with any order or action that limits those rights.

The Republican senator's measure would also allow residents to sue any state or municipality that violates her proposal.

Arizona Republicans annually push legislation to try and limit what they call federal overreach.

The Senate federalism committee is set to discuss Senate Bill 1452 Tuesday morning.