The HB-2111 legislation was signed into law Tuesday by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, securing rights of gun owners are guarded against potential overreaching gun laws attempted by President Joe Biden's administration.
The law attempts to prevent police and sheriffs from enforcing new federal gun laws, which critics maintain will weaken the rule of law and discourage law enforcement officers from enforcing federal gun laws to defend the public. Critics further say it is an unconstitutional bill that will cost taxpayers to defend in court.
Gun control advocates from Everytown for Gun Safety delivered petitions earlier Tuesday pushing Ducey to deny the legislation, HB2111. Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for universal background checks and gun-control bills, is supported by Michael Bloomberg
"The state of Arizona and its political subdivisions are prohibited from utilizing any financial resources or state personnel to administer, cooperate with, or enforce any law, act, order, rule, treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms," the text of the law reads.
President Biden has talked of outlawing some firearms and magazines after a pair of mass murders last month.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., intends to take up two House Democrat-passed bills growing background checks.
President Biden is assumed to start rolling out executive actions monitoring guns amid weight to act from longtime advocates, including stopping the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, according to administration officials.
Currently people can purchase kits that hold the components and directions to put together firearms in as little as 30 minutes, one of the officials stated, and use them to commit crimes. The weapons, identified as ghost guns, cannot be traced by law enforcement because they do not own serial numbers.
Biden's action Thursday will tell the Justice Department, within 60 days, to issue a proposed rule making clear that when a stabilizing brace is utilized to effectively turn a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, it is subject to the terms of the National Firearms Act.
Biden further will announce that he is allocating funds for community violence intervention and prevention programs. Such programs have been set in urban communities with the goal of heading off conflicts that can lead to violence and helping people in danger of committing offenses. Biden has suggested $5 billion over 8 years for community intervention funding as part of his American Jobs program.
The president plans to nominate David Chipman, a gun control advocate, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the White House.