Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a new law which will prohibit state and local police from enforcing federal bans on guns, ammunition and magazines.
Republican Gianforte has been an outspoken advocate of Second Amendment protections.
Announcing the signing on Friday, he tweeted: ‘Today, I proudly signed Rep. [Jedediah] Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms. I will always protect our #2A right to keep and bear arms.’
The law was signed just weeks after President Joe Biden unveiled a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence in the wake of a series of mass shootings throughout the country.
The president specifically mentioned a crackdown on ‘ghost guns,’ which are homemade firearms without serial numbers so they can’t be traced, and an assault weapons ban.
Biden’s plan to curb tail gun violence was met with opposition from members of the Republican party.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia tweeted a photo of herself with an AK-47.
Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who campaigned for Congress with her Glock at her side, said: ‘Republican Attorney Generals, get ready to fight the Biden executive orders on gun control all the way! I’ll be doing my part from the House! Let’s ensure we stop this tyrant.’
Montana, a primarily Republican state, is the latest state to take on Biden’s promises with a law of its own.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a similar law earlier this month, and a bill that would designate Oklahoma a Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary State’ is headed for Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk, Fox News reported.
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Source: Daily Mail