Eight and Counting: Parnell Signs Alaska Firearms Freedom Act

Today, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 186 (HB186), the Firearms Freedom Act. It passed the House by a vote of 32-7 and the Senate by a vote of 18-1. Alaska now joins Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, and Arizona as the eighth state to have passed the act into law. The…

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Nine and Counting: Oklahoma Legislature Passes the Firearms Freedom Act

The Oklahoma legislature has passed Senate Bill 1685 (SB1685) the Firearms Freedom Act.  It first passed the State Senate in March by a vote of 39-3 and the House concurred yesterday by a vote of 81-14. Upon an expected signature from the Governor, Oklahoma will become the 9th state to pass the act into law,…

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8 and Counting: Alaska Passes Firearms Freedom Act

The Alaska legislature has concurred in passing House Bill 186 (HB186), the Firearms Freedom Act. It first passed the State house in 2009 by a vote of 32-7, and the Senate approved this past week by a vote of 18-1. (h/t Tom Mortensen) Upon an expected signature from the Governor, Alaska will become the 8th…

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Idaho Governor Signs Firearms Freedom Act into Law

Today, Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter signed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The Senate voted 27-7 and the House passed it by a vote of 53-15. Idaho is now the 7th state to pass the act into law, joining Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Arizona. The bill makes law that guns…

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The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Becomes Law

On Monday Arizona made a bold move to check unlimited federal power. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Firearms Freedom Act (HB 2307) into law, making Arizona the sixth state to pass this type of historic Tenth Amendment legislation. However, this was hardly Arizona’s first act of defiance against federal overreach. Last year, the…

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Idaho Legislature Passes the Firearms Freedom Act

The Idaho legislature has passed House Bill 589 (HB589), the Firearms Freedom Act. The Senate voted 27-7 and the House passed it by a vote of 53-15. Insiders expect Governor Otter to sign the bill soon, which would make the state the 6th to have pass the act into law – joining Montana, Tennessee, Utah,…

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Arizona Firearms Freedom Act Passes Both Houses!

HB 2307, The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act, has just passed the senate with a vote of 22-8! The proposed legislation confronts the position taken by most members of Congress that the “Commerce Clause”, found in Article I, Section 8, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, gives them nearly unlimited power to regulate anything which even remotely…

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Kansas House Passes Firearms Freedom Act

On February 2nd, Kansas State Representative Merrick, along with 13 co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 2620 (H2620), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” Yesterday, the Kansas House passed it by a vote of 95-27. It now goes on to the state senate for further consideration. If passed into law, the bill would make law that “a personal firearm,…

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SD Governor Rounds Signs Firearms Freedom Act into Law

The South Dakota Legislature recently passed SB 89 which declares “exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota.” Now, a little more than a week later, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds has signed the bill into law. The bill is the latest of many crafted in states…

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Firearms Freedom Spreading

The Tenth Amendment movement sweeping across the nation has made its way to the Beehive State. The Utah-Made Firearm Act states that all firearms, firearm accessories, and “ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state to be used or sold within the state [of Utah] is not subject to federal law or federal…

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