Military personnel and their spouses are not always legal residence in the State that they are stationed in. Their official State of residence is typically the State in which they joined the military. The Gun Control Act of 1968 may prevent them from purchasing a firearm. You must legally reside in the State in which you purchase the weapon. How will this bill rectify this?
As Written By AWR Hawkins for Breitbart:
On January 5, Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced legislation that protects the gun rights of military families by allowing the spouses of deployed military personnel to buy guns “in the state where they live due to military orders.”
This legislation is needed in light of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which bars law-abiding citizens from purchasing handguns outside their state of residence. Farenthold’s bill recognizes that “exceptions” to that prohibition were made “for active duty military personnel,” but no exception was made for their spouses. This means spouses of a deployed military member could easily find themselves in a home unarmed–i.e., defenseless–for months at a time.
Farenthold’s bill is titled, “Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act.”
In the press release which accompanied the Act’s introduction Farenthold said, “Our military spouses give up a great deal to support their active duty service member, often moving far from home and far from family to be with their spouse. Military spouses should not be denied their Second Amendment rights based on the orders of the military member. They have the right to defend themselves and their families just like anyone else.”
A text of the Act was sent to Breitbart News and its language amends current codes so that military spouses’ residency is determined like the residency of active duty military personnel, as relates to the exercise of Second Amendment rights. The ……
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