That is, if one gun-loving Republican congressman from upstate New York has his way.
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (pictured above) unveiled new federal legislation Monday called the "Second Amendment Guarantee Act," or H.R. 3576. If passed into law, the new bill would prevent all state, county and city governments from enforcing local rifle and shotgun regulations stricter than those at the federal level.
"This is one of the more dramatic and extreme bills out there," Lindsay Nichols, federal policy director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said in a phone interview Monday.
"It would really impact almost every state in the nation," she said.