Gun Nullification Bill Faces Legislative Deadline

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By Alabama News Network

The statehouse clock is ticking on a bill to tell the federal government to stay out of gun regulations in Alabama.

 

Senators last week voted 24-6 to override any federal limitations on the right to bear arms. But with less than three working days left in the annual session, the House committee that would handle the so-called nullification bill hasn't scheduled a meeting.

 

The panel's chairman, Rep. Randy Davis, said Tuesday that he hadn't decided whether to convene a meeting. He'd almost certainly have to act on the bill Wednesday for the bill to have enough time to pass under the Legislature's rules.

 

Many opponents, and even a few supporters, say the measure is largely symbolic given the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause that places federal authority over the states.

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