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Wisconsin passes bill preventing police from enforcing future federal gun laws

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin would be prohibited from enforcing any future federal laws banning or restricting the use of guns under a bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Tony Evers Wednesday.

The proposal is part of a national wave of Republican-authored legislation intended to resist a push from President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats to tighten gun control laws.

The U.S. Constitution dictates that federal law trumps conflicting state law, however, and many previous GOP proposals to thwart gun control laws have been found unconstitutional.

Evers, a Democrat, almost certainly will veto the Wisconsin bill. Republicans are pushing forward anyway, knowing the attempt will please their base constituents.

The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote Wednesday with no debate, sending the proposal to Evers.

The Assembly approved the bill earlier this month.

Gwen Baumgardner: YOU’VE HEARD OF SANCTUARY CITIES FOR IMMIGRANTS.
BUT WHAT ABOUT AN ENTIRE SANCTUARY STATE — FOR GUNS?
THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE WISCONSIN STATE LEGISLATURE IS TRYING TO CREATE.
THE STATE PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD PREVENT POLICE FROM ENFORCING ANY FUTURE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LAWS.
ALL JUST ONE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT BIDEN TALKED ABOUT CRACKING DOWN ON GUNS TO HELP CONTROL CCRIME.
President Biden: “Congress passing sensible gun prevention, violence prevention Initiatives makes sense. Background checks, ban on assault weapons, repeal of liability for gun manufacturers.”
Gwen Baumgardner: IF PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW, IT WOULD OBVIOUSLY RAISE A CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION SINCE FEDERAL LAW TRUMPS STATE LAW IN OUR COUNTRY.
THAT QUESTION MAY BE MOOT HOWEVER — SINCE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR TONY EVERS IS EXPECTED TO VETO THE BILL.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE IDEA OF A GUN SANCTUARY?
LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin would be prohibited from enforcing any future federal laws banning or restricting the use of guns under a bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Tony Evers Wednesday.

The proposal is part of a national wave of Republican-authored legislation intended to resist a push from President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats to tighten gun control laws.

The U.S. Constitution dictates that federal law trumps conflicting state law, however, and many previous GOP proposals to thwart gun control laws have been found unconstitutional.

Evers, a Democrat, almost certainly will veto the Wisconsin bill. Republicans are pushing forward anyway, knowing the attempt will please their base constituents.

The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote Wednesday with no debate, sending the proposal to Evers.

The Assembly approved the bill earlier this month.

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