State Rep. Shane Stringer (R – Mobile) announced on Tuesday that he is sponsoring the “Alabama Firearms Protection Act,” which seeks to shield Alabamians from state or local government enforcement of federal firearms laws.
“Despite the fact that our nation was built upon the promise of the Second Amendment, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are determined to attack our fundamental gun rights and erode our ability to own various firearms,” Stringer said. “The Alabama Firearms Protection Act will ensure that state and local law enforcement resources cannot be used to enforce any gun control laws or executive orders that might be enacted on the federal level.”
Stringer previously served as chief of the Citronelle and Satsuma police departments in Mobile County.
Under the provisions of House Bill 337, state and local government agencies would be prohibited from enforcing any presidential executive order or federal law that “regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories.”
It further prohibits any state elected official or government employee from enforcing such orders, laws, or directives, as well.
In addition to firearms and ammunition, Stringer’s law would protect items such as magazines, scopes, laser sights, stocks, grips, suppressors, and other assorted accessories.
Failure to follow the law could result in an elected official or agency being taken to court by the Alabama attorney general and forced to comply by judicial order.
Agencies could also be denied state appropriations, grants, and other funding for violating the Alabama Firearms Protection Act.
Stringer’s legislation has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where it awaits action.