“Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possessand carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns that are sometimes never returned, delayed travel, legal fees, and sometimes even unnecessary guilty pleas.
H.R. 131 would ensure the law has the effect Congress intended when it passed more than 25 years ago. Specifically, the legislation would make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected, as well as expand the protections afforded to travelers to include “staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental” to the trip. Additionally, the bill would place the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that the traveler failed to comply with the law.”
Emphasis mine. So some state clowns have been flouting federal law in going after people who travel innocently through their states with gun.
We have the second amendments ostensibly protecting the RKBA, several other laws protecting the RKBA, general laws such as 18 USC 242, and still people are being harassed for exercising their rights.
So we need yet another law to protect the existing laws which protect the second amendment, which protects the inalienable right to keep and bear arms.
You see now this going? If we could simply enforce the second amendment we wouldn’t need all these firearm owner protection measures, of which there are apparently many.
So when this new resolution passes into law, and states and localities set about violating the heck out of it, we’ll obviously then need to pass an HR 131 Protection Act, or something, etc., because apparently if a law is violated, it was because there wasn’t a specific law specifically outlawing the specific violation of that specific law.
This is what happens when too many people believe that law makers can actually solve problems by making laws. It’s a form of denial of reality, and as such it is insane. A whole city could be burning, and in response the city council would call an emergency session to pass an ordinance banning runaway fires. Problem solved, right? Happy days are here again, the skies above….
So apparently we can’t enforce the second amendment without a new “Second Amendment Enforcement Act”. Eventually, every week we’ll need shiny new laws to bolster last week’s laws that are being violated with impunity. But the Governors, State Attorneys General, law enforcement officers, etc., who violate these laws will remain in office and out of prison because their violations will have been committed in advance of the latest, or pending laws prohibiting those violations, ad infinitum.
Is that about it, or am I missing something?