Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Defy Any New Federal Gun Control Laws

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would prohibit police and sheriffs in the state from enforcing new federal gun laws that violate the Constitution’s Second Amendment.

Proponents of the bill have argued that it would ensure that the rights of gun owners are protected from what they have described as potential overreach by the federal government.

Critics of the bill have said that the law would undermine cooperation between Arizona law enforcement and federal officials.

“The state of Arizona and its political subdivisions are prohibited from utilizing any financial resources or state personnel to administer, cooperate with or enforce any law, act, order, rule, treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms,” according to the text of the legislation.

President Joe Biden has said he is seeking a ban on certain firearms and gun magazines in the wake of two mass shootings last month. Top Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N. Y.) said two House bills that expanded background checks would be taken up by the Senate, although it’s not clear when that will occur.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday told reporters that Biden “will have more to say” about gun control measures on Thursday. Reports on Wednesday said that Biden will unveil an executive order on gun control Thursday.

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