By Dylan Smith, Managing Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) has pre-filed a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would nullify any federal act that unconstitutionally infringes upon the right to keep and bear arms.
If passed and signed into law, the bill would consider any overreaching gun control measure enacted by the federal government to be null and void in the State of Alabama.
The following is an excerpt from the bill, HB223:
“All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, that infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
“It’s about standing up for the liberty of law-abiding citizens,” said Hanes. “The Second Amendment is the thread that binds the Constitution. What this does is protect the people’s right to defend themselves, their family and their property. This country was founded by Patriots who recognized that an armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny. We will fight to uphold this right in Alabama.”
The legislation introduced by Hanes is bound to draw fierce opposition from his democrat colleagues. Hanes says he will remain undeterred.
“The radical left will do everything they can to strip you of your liberty in their bid for absolute power. With the rise of radical Islam and the socialist’s open-border agenda, now is the time more than ever to protect the Second Amendment.”
Hanes concludes, “Lord forbid we ever have a President Sanders or any other radical progressive in the White House. But if we do, they will not infringe upon Alabamian’s right to keep and bear arms.”
Hanes is a second-term legislator of the Alabama House of Representatives serving House District 23. Hanes is currently a candidate to represent Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District at the Republican National Convention as Delegate for President Donald Trump.