The U.S. Senate has reintroduced a bill that addresses the issues faced by those who live in a nomadic life or who don’t have a permanent residence and want to register a firearms licence.
The Traveler’s Gun Rights Act would allow people who live full-time in RVs, have multiple homes, or are military personnel and their spouses to register alternate addresses on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) paperwork.
Gun buyers must list their address on ATF paperwork. Private Mailboxes and PO Boxes are not allowed. This restriction negatively affects full-time travellers, many of which live in RVs year-round. Many rely on PMBs and PO Boxes to receive mail.
U.S. Sens. U.S. Senators. introduced the legislation in a bid to remove what they see as an unfair denial of Second Amendment rights for Americans with unique living situations.
“No law-abiding American should be denied their Second Amendment rights,” Crapo made the statement in a statement. “Military spouses and RV owners are just two examples of full-time travelers who are blocked from obtaining a firearm under current law. The Traveler’s Gun Rights Act is a commonsense solution that will finally address this oversight.”
Risch said that a person’s decision to not have a traditional address does not mean they can’t exercise their Second Amendment rights. He stated that this bill would protect Americans’ fundamental right to privacy. “regardless of their living situation.”
Rounds shared the concerns of his colleagues and said that the bill would remove the “unfair prohibition” Americans facing with “unique living situations.”
“This legislation will make certain that law-abiding citizens do not face a burdensome roadblock when trying to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” He stated.
Rep. Dusty Johnson (R.S.D. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced a companion bill to the GOP-controlled House. He announced it on March 10.
National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation endorse the bill.
Lawrence Keane is senior vice president and general counsel of NSSF. He said that the bill is crucial for active-duty military personnel who frequently move and those not living at fixed addresses.
“Senator Rounds’ legislation fixes this overlooked obstacle that disenfranchises citizens of the full spectrum of their Second Amendment rights while ensuring the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System ensures firearms remain out of the hands of those who should never possess them,” Keane spoke.
The legislation was co-sponsored by seven senators, including Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roger Marshall (R-Kans.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
“Bureaucratic red tape shouldn’t be used to stop law-abiding Americans and our brave servicemembers from purchasing a firearm. It’s their constitutional right, and that’s what the Traveler’s Gun Rights Act would protect,” Hyde Smith made these remarks in a statement.
The companion legislation introduced by Johnson in the House was cosponsored by Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Jake LaTurner (R-Kans.), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), and Chris Stewart (R-Utah).
In the 117th Congress, lawmakers introduced an earlier version of the bill.
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