On January 27th Florida state representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) put forward a bill to prevent any “agent of the state or its political subdivisions [from participating] with or [assisting] federal agents in the enforcement of federal firearms laws.”
According to the Tenth Amendment Center, the bill also bars the state from “[providing] material support of any kind to federal agents in the enforcement of these laws.”
Eagle explained the bill thus:
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution expressly provides that all powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states. Time and time again, Florida has proven that we have the best solutions to our own issues, whether it be healthcare, education, or our balanced budget, which is accomplished without raising taxes. When it comes to protecting our fundamental Second Amendment rights guaranteed by the Constitution, I believe it is best left to be handled by Floridians for Floridians.
A Florida Senate version of Eagle’s bill is expected to be introduced next week.
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