Republicans have introduced the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which would repeal the SAFE Act on a federal level. This pro-gun legislation restricts the power states have to regulate and tax shotguns or rifles.
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Congressman Chris Collins has been hosting press conferences to tout the bill which prohibits the states from going beyond federal restrictions on rifles and shotguns. It would overrule the SAFE Acts limits on what gun control advocates call “assault weapons”.
Gun control advocates accuse Collins of playing politics as he confronts potential challengers. Collins says he’s a firm believer in states’ rights but that individual Americans’ rights come first.
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