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Support Legal Transportation of Firearms H.R. 4269

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by Acujeff, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Acujeff

    Acujeff

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    When Congress passed the Firearms Owners' Protection Act (FOPA) in 1986, one of the key provisions of the bill was intended to protect the rights of gun owners to legally transport their firearms between locations where they are legally allowed to possess them.

    Unfortunately, some local jurisdictions have chosen to ignore federal law and the courts have upheld these infringements on Second Amendment rights.

    H.R. 4269 would:

    •Expand the protections afforded travelers to include "staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental" to the trip.

    •Put the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that a traveler did not meet the requirements of the law, rather than allow travelers to be arrested and forced to raise the law as an affirmative defense.

    •Make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected.

    •Make clear that the right to transport firearms is judicially enforceable as a federal civil right, with attorney's fees available to victorious plaintiffs in civil suits, as well as to defendants who prevail in criminal cases.

    Article at:
    http://www.nraila.org/legislation/f...support-legal-transportation-of-firearms.aspx
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  2. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Change this to "Constitutional right":steamed:

    •Make clear that the right to transport firearms is judicially enforceable as a federal civil right, with attorney's fees available to victorious plaintiffs in civil suits, as well as to defendants who prevail in criminal cases.