IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 21, 2011
Mr. Webb (for himself, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Tester, and Mr. Cochran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
Recreational Land Self-Defense Act
Protecting Americans from violent crime
Congress finds that—
Amendment of the Constitution provides that
the right of the people to
keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;
section 327.13 of
title 36, Code of Federal Regulations provides that, except in special
possession of loaded firearms, ammunition, loaded
projectile firing devices, bows and arrows, crossbows, or other weapons is
prohibited at water resources development projects administered by the
Secretary of the Army;
the regulations described in paragraph (2) prevent individuals complying with Federal and State laws from exercising the Second Amendment rights of the individuals while at the water resources development projects; and
Federal laws should make it clear that the Second Amendment rights of an individual at a water resources development project should not be infringed.
Protecting the Right of Individuals To Bear Arms at Water Resources Development Projects
The Secretary of the Army shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm, including an assembled or functional firearm, at a water resources development project covered under part 327 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act), if—
the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm; and
the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the State in which the water resources development project is located.