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Push to keep feds out of state gun markets gains momentum ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Joseph Weber

Posted on 02/21/2013 4:36:41 PM PST by marktwain

States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions.

Nine states have proposed such legislation since President Obama and fellow Democrats in the Senate began trying to tighten federal gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings that occurred within months of each other.

“There’s a lot of momentum,” Montana activist Gary Marbut told on Monday.

Marbut was behind the original Firearms Freedom Act, which says the Commerce Clause allowing Congress to regulate inter-state commerce does not apply to the in-state manufacturing, selling and ownership of firearms. Montana passed the bill in 2009.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; banglist; constitution; guncontrol; secondamendment
There is a possibility that a combination of 2nd and 10th amendment arguements could prevail.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 4:36:52 PM PST by marktwain
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I do not think we have any manufacturers of hardware here in Texas. I think Gov. Perry best get busy lobbying S&W, Sig, Mossberg, Henry, Winchester, Ruger and others to head south.

Part of he “Rainy Day Fund” well spent.

2 posted on 02/21/2013 5:02:30 PM PST by tall_tex
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To: tall_tex

Personally, I’d like Texas to become a major manufacturer of guns. I would be comfortable with Texas “stewardship.” And hopefully eliminating all gun sales to any state that tramples the 2A.

3 posted on 02/21/2013 5:22:06 PM PST by vette6387
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