Pro-Second Amendment Model Legislation Adopted at American Legislative Exchange Council
FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- Recently the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Public Safety and Elections Task Force adopted the “Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act” and “Firearms Destruction Prevention Act” as model legislation at its meeting in New Orleans.
The “Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act” (or “Honesty in Purchasing Firearms Act”) would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those by anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has sent hired agents into other states to attempt illegal firearm purchases in an effort to blame federally licensed firearm retailers for gun crime in New York City and around the country.
This legislation has been enacted in seven states: Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and West Virginia.
The “Firearms Destruction Prevention Act” (or “Disposition of Firearms in State and Local Custody Act”) would require a firearm collected by law enforcement to be auctioned to federally licensed firearms dealers. Prior to the auction, reasonable efforts must be made to determine if the firearm was lost or stolen and, if at all possible, returned to its lawful owner. Alaska, Kentucky and Tennessee have already adopted this legislation.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org