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Sen. Cruz Files Amendments to Sportsmen’s Act Legislation

Measures Strengthen Second Amendment Rights and Limit Federal Ownership of Land

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today filed three amendments to Sportsmen’s Act legislation to strengthen Americans’ Second Amendment rights and to limit federal ownership of land.

His amendments include:

Cruz Amendment #3456: Limit Federal Ownership of State Lands

  • Prevents the federal government from owning more than 50 percent of the land in any state

Cruz Amendment #3457: Firearm Commerce Modernization

  • Allows interstate firearms sales—by permitting out-of-state dealers to sell in a state if they comply with all state laws in which they are selling
  • Allows military members to buy a gun in their state of residence or where stationed

Cruz Amendment #3458: Interstate Transportation of Firearms or Ammunition

  • Allows interstate transportation if firearms or ammunition are in vehicles, subject to certain conditions