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New Gun Bill Attempts to Protect Gun Owners From Travel Issues

By Faye Higbee, Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children:

The days of confusion related to driving across state lines with a firearm

Senate Republicans introduced S618 on March 14th. It’s a bill to amend “chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.”

The purpose of the bill is to protect law abiding gun owners from arrest while traveling in another jurisdiction that doesn’t have the same gun laws as their state. This is a recurring problem in the United States.

For example, a woman was arrested on her way to another state, but in her state it was legal to carry her gun in the car. She was stopped by the police and arrested for the ‘gun violation’. Eventually the charges was dismissed, but she spent time in jail, and weeks of emotional distress over the charge hanging over her head.

American Military news reported,

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans presented a bill which would revise current U.S. laws, making it a simpler process for those who want to conduct interstate travel with firearms. The makers of S.618 believe this bill would protect law abiding gun owners from the current complexities that are required by state and local laws.

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