Fire Arms Freedom Act

Thomas G. Brown |

On Saturday evening I attended a Fire Arms Owners Against Crime meeting was delighted to here that the a bill that was offered last year to protect gun owners, dealers, and manufactures as well as the accessories from Federal Intrusion.  This another step in the protection of the Second Amendmen.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Matt Gabler is the Sponsor HB 0752  also know as “PA Fire Arms Freedom Act”. This bill was originally presented in 2009 up by former PA State Representative and 2009 candidate for PA Governor Sam Rohrer (as HB 1988 2009-10 session).  Under this bill any firearm or firearm accessories manufactured and stamped with “Made in Pennsylvania” would not be subject to the Federal Government’s interpretation (wrong I will point out)   of the Interstate Commerce Clause in Article I section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Under the bill these firearms would be subject only to state law and exempt from Federal laws and regulations. As of February of this year there are 61 Representatives sponsoring the bill.

This a great stand not just for the 2nd Amendment  but also the 10th Amendment of the United State Congress which states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.  According to the Firearms Freedom Act website seven states have already enacted this law (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Tennessee,  and South Dakota). There are about fourteen states that are not looking at introducing bills similar to this and they are the usual suspects and you can take a look at the Firearms Freedom Act website to find them.  But on the plus side about 58% of the states have introduced, enacted, or are intending to introduce laws such as the one being offered in Pennsylvania.  So there is hope that we are winning some key battles for liberty and state soverignty issues. 

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