Thursday, September 2, 2010

State Authority To Regulate Firearms

In Alaska, a bill was signed into law to exempt firearms from federal regulation:
An Act declaring that certain firearms and accessories are exempt from federal regulation.

State are exercising their sovereignty through the 10th amendment. This sets up a showdown with the federal government, which wants to control and regulate everything, everywhere, all of the time.

Article 5. Alaska Firearms Freedom Act.
Sec. 44.99.500. State policy, declarations, and requirements concerning certain firearms not in interstate commerce and not subject to federal regulation.
(a) A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains in the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce as those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.