Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Signs Bill Protecting Second Amendment Rights from New Federal Regulations

GREAT FALLS, MT - MAY 23: Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on May 23, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana. Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. …
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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed legislation Friday to protect the Second Amendment from new federal laws and regulations.

The legislation was put forward by State Rep. Jedediah Hinkle (R).

The Associated Press reports that the new law “prohibits state and local law enforcement in Montana from enforcing federal bans on firearms, ammunition, and magazines.”

Fox News reports that legislation designating Oklahoma “a Second Amendment Sanctuary State” is headed for Gov. Kevin Stitt’s (R) desk.

Breitbart News noted that Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) declared Nebraska a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary State” on April 14, 2021. Earlier in April, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed legislation prohibiting the enforcement of new federal gun controls in Arizona.

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