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This note will address the dangers of firearm regulations to power facility security, the history behind industry-specific solutions, the current concern over power facility physical security, and applicable resolutions to the issue at hand. Additionally, this article will not only present a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the issues but also provide a source by which others can easily understand and locate current NRC firearm preemption authority. The article will cover four sections specific to the current national security issues posed by state gun laws. Section one will address the national security implications of critical infrastructure security, section two will explain the ongoing impact of state gun laws on power facility security, section three will explore the history and application of NRC firearms preemption, and lastly, section four will layout the proposed solutions and their effective implementation.

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