Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Firearms Freedom Act

This lovely piece of legislation first introduced in the state of Montana, God love 'em, "declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states." Why am I just now hearing about this? This is a beautiful thing. Let me go ahead and expound this to the furthest degree for you so you can see how cool this is. One could, in effect, manufacture and sell one's own automatic weapons or weapons that are currently illegal in America as long as they are not transported outside of the state lines in which they are made and purchased. Tenth amendment to the extreme! Of course there will be a lot of legal wrangling regarding the validity of this law even as a similar has already been passed in Tennessee and introduced in a number of other states. I think it is a wonderful idea. It is refreshing to see a change from the defense of a constant onslaught of gun control measures that restrict our freedoms to an expansion of those freedoms instead.

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