April 15, 2014

Lawmaker proposes Firearms Freedom Act

If the federal government ever moves to ban certain types of firearms or gun accessories, a state lawmaker wants to make sure Wisconsin stands ready to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of its citizens.

State Representative Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh) plans to introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act.” The bill would prevent local state and law enforcement from assisting in the enforcement of federal laws that ban or curtail the use of firearms. Officers who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor.

The Oskhosh Republican says it’s intended to send a message to the federal government that Wisconsin will not participate in attempts to take away the rights of its citizens.

AUDIO: Rep. Michael Schraa (:43)

The bill would also declare that any Wisconsin-made firearms are not subject to federal commerce laws. In addition, Schraa says it would bar medical doctors from inquiring about the gun ownership of their patients, which he says has nothing to do with their physical health.

At least eight other states have adopted similar laws. Schraa is currently circulating the bill for possible co-sponsors.