PHOENIX (AP) - A Senate panel has passed a measure to allow residents to sue the state for enforcing executive actions that may limit a person's constitutional right to bear arms.
Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake sponsored the bill that would require the state to recognize as unlawful any executive order or action that limits a person's Second Amendment rights.
Allen says her bill is designed to push back against President Obama's latest executive actions to expand background checks.
It would prevent cities, counties and towns from knowingly enforcing or cooperating with any order or action that limits those rights.
The Republican senator's measure would also allow residents to sue any state or municipality that violates her proposal.
The Senate federalism committee passed Senate Bill 1452 on a 4-0 vote Tuesday morning.