New Bill Aims to Prevent Federal Gun Law Enforcement

In response to President Barack Obama’s 23 executive orders regarding gun violence prevention, Congressional hopeful and State Rep. Joe Carr is introducing a bill that would ensure any new gun restrictions handed down from Washington, D.C would not be enforceable in Tennessee, the Nashville City Paper reports. Carr’s proposal, House Bill 42, would slap federal officials with a Class A misdemeanor for enforcing the new federal gun laws, executive orders, rules or regulations. Under the bill, state troopers would have the authority to arrest federal officers.