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Lummis, Barrasso introduce bill to protect Second Amendment on some federal lands

(Senator Cynthia Lummis, YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Senators Cynthia Lummis and John Barrasso have introduced legislation they say will ensure individuals can carry a firearm on land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“Currently, individuals are able to carry a firearm on land managed by the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture,” a release from Lummis’s office said.

The Recreational Lands Defense Act “will require the same right for individuals on land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” and would affect nearly 12 million acres of federal land, the release said.

“For decades, Americans’ Second Amendment rights have been checked at the entrance to federal land under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management,” Senator Lummis said. “Nearly 50 percent of Wyoming is federal land, and restoring this constitutional right is long overdue. I’m proud to work with Senators Mike Crapo, John Barrasso, and other colleagues to end this ridiculous infringement of Americans’ liberties.”

Senators Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jim Risch (Idaho), Mike Rounds (South Dakota), Mike Braun (Indiana), Roger Marshall (Kansas), Thom Tillis (North Carolina), Ted Cruz (Texas), and Rick Scott (Florida) co-sponsored the legislation.