Florida Reps Move to Preserve 2nd Amendment
(N3) Could Florida end nearly all federal gun laws in the Sunshine State? If a new bill introduced into the statehouse passes, that may come to pass. State Representative Dane Eagle has introduced House Bill 733 into the Florida statehouse. This bill is commonly known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The legislation being considered in Tallahassee would forbid any state agencies from participating in the enforcement of any federal laws related to firearms. This prohibition would cover both present and future laws passed in Washington, and may provide a path for other states to follow suit.
Preventing the enforcement of federal laws on a state level is not a new idea. Founding Father James Madison, known the Father of the Constitution, supported such actions. He created the first blueprint of how such actions could take effect.
Francisco Rodriguez is the outreach director of the Tenth Amendment Center. That group strives to keep the federal government from enacting legislation beyond powers enumerated in the Constitution. Rodriguez is also active in the James Madison Institute and was elected to the board of directors for the Florida Food Policy Council.
Rodriguez is our guest on the show today. He is here to talk to us about Second Amendment Preservation Act. We will discuss the history of the bill, as well as its potential to pass into law. We will look at the possible effect of the act, and similar efforts in other states.