Bill would ban state enforcement of federal gun laws
A bill has made its way through the Alabama Senate that would make it a misdemeanor for an officer to enforce any new federal gun restrictions.
The bill passed 21-5 and now moves to the House of Representatives.
The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen would restrict police officers from enforcing a new federal law or executive order that regulates firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories.
Opponents of the bill argues that the U.S. Constitution protects gun rights already and that Republican lawmakers are going to get the state involved in a lawsuit that it will lose.