Mar 12, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer
Excerpted from RED ALERT POLITICS:
If you’re a gun owner living in Idaho, you may have picked the right state to live in. If you’re a gun owner not living in Idaho, maybe you should move there.
The state of Idaho is already one step ahead if the Obama administration successfully passes its gun control proposals.
The Republican-controlled state House just passed legislation that would prohibit state and local police from enforcing any gun control mandates the federal government passes.
The bill passed by a large margin, 55-13, sending it on its way to the state Senate.
If this measure becomes law, any police officer found enforcing new federal gun restrictions could be sentenced up to a year in prison and be fined $1,000.
Republican State Representative Mark Patterson, the bill’s author, told Reuters that Idahoans will be happy with the measure, because no one will be “kicking in their front doors to take their firearms.”
Obama has promised, “If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,” but Idaho state legislators don’t seem to trust this statement.
Idaho isn’t the only state pushing pro-gun measures. State legislatures in Montana, Wyoming, Texas and Virginia have all sought out legislation to block potential federal gun restrictions. One Georgia town is even considering mandating gun ownership.
Bottom line: all across the country, states are sending President Obama a clear message. We don’t want your federal gun control laws here.