Three different red state legislators have proposed laws that would make it illegal for federal agents to enforce new gun laws: State Rep. Joe Carr of Tennessee, Wyoming state Rep. Kendell Kroeker, and Texas state Rep. Steve Toth. Enforcing new federal gun laws would become a misdemeanor in Tennessee, but a state felony in Wyoming and Texas.
Carr said he introduced the bill to allow Tennessee residents to "defend themselves from tyranny."
Could these state laws take effect, if passed? It's debatable, since the constitution doesn't allow state law to supersede federal law, according to Stanford law prof and former Supreme Court clerk Jeffrey Fisher.
But many other state officials have endorsed Obama's plans, including a group of 70 mayors who are lobbying Congress to ban assault weapons. At least one of those mayors is a Republican, Huffpo reports.