Federal Gun Legislation Would Benefit Military Spouses

posted on January 10, 2017

A much-needed piece of legislation was introduced by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, last week. The “Protect Our Military Families’ Second Amendment Rights Act” would enable military spouses to purchase firearms wherever their active-duty spouse is stationed. 

Active service members are already exempt from laws requiring them to purchase guns in the state in which they live. This new legislation would afford the spouse of each active service member the same exemption—and it’s a law which has been a long time coming. 

“A lot of military spouses don’t want to change their driver’s license or home of record for two years,” noted Elizabeth Peace, communications director for Rep. Farenthold. “Military spouses still have Second Amendment rights, and this should’ve been done when military members were given the exemption. It’s unfortunate it took a while for people to think of the spouses.”

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