Firearms Freedom on Federal Lands Act gained state support when Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) signed as a co-sponsor.

The Firearms Freedom on Federal Lands Act gained state support…

The Firearms Freedom on Federal Lands Act gained state support on Monday, when Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) signed on as a co-sponsor.

The bill, House Resolution 5523, explicitly prevents the restriction of firearms on federal land, such as national forests or parks. If the bill is passed, regulation of firearms on public lands will be left up to individual states and could not be affected by executive order.

Firearms are not currently restricted by the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, but neither are such restrictions prohibited. The new resolution also prevents the president from banning firearms from national monuments.

The bill was introduced in the House by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R- Montana) on June 15, and subsequently referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Agriculture.

Source: Katherine Wutz for Idaho Mountain Express.

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