Last month Kansas–those radical flatlanders–passed a bill that nullified a wide range of federal gun laws for weapons manufactured and sold within the state’s borders. Holder and the gun ninnies were naturally put off by this. (Feds no like when u nullify their unconstitutional power grabs.)
The Missouri House has also passed legislation to send a message to its governor that “…rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
The message sent throughout the building was anger towards Governor Jay Nixon and the Department of Revenue. They’re angry because their conceal carry information was sent to the federal government twice. Many tell ABC 17 News being a conceal carry holder for several years, this was an invasion of their privacy.
And now the Louisiana House has passed its own bill, similar to that in Kansas.
House Bill 45 (HB45) would exempt firearms manufactured and remaining in the state of Louisiana from federal law, federal taxation or federal regulation, including registration. It passed by a vote of 75-20.
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Lopinto, finds its foundation in a proper understanding of the commerce clause.
“In the absence of a constitutional prohibition, or a specific delegation of authority to the United States government, all regulation of intrastate commerce is expressly reserved to the authority of the states.”
It continues, nullifying the unconstitutional federal expansion of the commerce power by reasserting state control over items manufactured and retained in the state:
A Louisiana manufactured firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Part and which remains within the borders of Louisiana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the Louisiana Legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.
These are just the most recent examples of a trend we’d love to see spread a bit further.
No idea how far the House bills will go, but there is momentum among legislatures, given recent national efforts to add more laws to the books, to step up and tell the Fed to go to hell.
We’re big fans of that around here.