Legislation aimed at reinforcing the right to bear arms across state lines has been introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith.
The Virginia Republican's bill, the "Protecting Lawful Transportation of Firearms Act", would work toward the establishment of common laws across the states for the transportation of a firearm from one to another. As it currently stands, states often have conflicting laws regarding how a lawful owner may transport firearms.
Supporters contend that federal measure, once enacted, would eliminate the necessity to check the laws for each state one travels through, then stop short of that state's border in order to insure compliance. That's no small thing when driving from a firearms-friendly state like Arizona into, say, California, which has on its books some of the toughest gun control measures in the nation.
The law is meant mostly to protect hunters and sportsmen who may conduct interstate travel for hunting or for shooting competitions.
"Current federal law or the Second Amendment of the Constitution should neither be misinterpreted nor ignored to prevent law-abiding Americans from legally traveling with firearms across state lines," Griffith said in a statement.
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