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April 30, 2013

Alabama Senate tells feds back off on gun control

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has passed a bill telling the federal government to back off on gun control.

The Senate voted 24-6 Tuesday for a bill that says, "All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment." The bill also says federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment shall be considered null and void in Alabama.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville, said the bill is aimed at getting the state to sue over federal laws that restrict guns. Democratic Sen. Bobby Singleton of Greensboro said state law can't trump federal law, and Sanford's bill will be unenforceable if it becomes state law.

Sanford's bill still must pass the House and be signed by the governor to become law.

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