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Text of the Recreational Land Self-Defense Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 21, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1588

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 21, 2011

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Recreational Land Self-Defense Act of 2011.

2.

Protecting Americans from violent crime

(a)

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

the Second Amendment of the Constitution provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;

(2)

section 327.13 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations provides that, except in special circumstances, 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;

(3)

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

(4)

Federal laws should make it clear that the Second Amendment rights of an individual at a water resources development project should not be infringed.

(b)

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—

(1)

the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm; and

(2)

the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the State in which the water resources development project is located.