Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced

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Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)-  U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) recently introduced H.R. 131, a bill that would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for law-abiding gun owners.

Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possessand carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible.

Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns that are sometimes never returned, delayed travel, legal fees, and sometimes even unnecessary guilty pleas.

H.R. 131 would ensure the law has the effect Congress intended when it passed more than 25 years ago. Specifically, the legislation would make clear that transportation of both firearms and ammunition is federally protected, as well as expand the protections afforded to 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.

Additionally, the bill would place the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that the traveler failed to comply with the law.

The NRA fully supports H.R. 131 and appreciates Rep. Griffith’s leadership on this important issue.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 131.

You can contact your U.S. Representative about this important legislation by using our “Write Your Lawmakers” tool, or by phone at (202) 225-3121.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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    sinclairville

    We desperately need your help in n.y fighting the safe-act and cumo

    truckntrejo
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    truckntrejo

    some of us have to take the risk! truckers go in some of the worse neighborhoods in this country!! I’ve been broken into, a gun pulled on me, almost attacked with a bat , hell i had 2 guys get in my truck and try to steal it as i was sleeping.

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    Janek

    Who would want to travel to a ‘State’ where your ‘rights’ are curtailed anyway? Screw the ‘tourism industry’ in those states!