A Chance for Trump to Show ‘Firearms Freedom’ Support

by David Codrea

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USA-(Ammoland.com)-  The defendants were relying on the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act, a duly enacted law citing Second, Ninth and Tenth Amendment protections against federal infringements, declaring:

“Two Kansans face up to a decade in prison for making and selling silencers without registering them with the federal government or paying the special taxes,” Wichita CBS affiliate KWCH12 reported Tuesday. “They say it's allowed under state law. But a federal jury says it's illegal.”
A personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas is not subject to any federal law, treaty, federal regulation, or federal executive action, including any federal firearm or ammunition registration program, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.

 

That's been the position proponents of state Firearms Freedom Acts have been arguing for years, as efforts to the one first pioneered in Montana, have enjoyed various levels of acceptance and advancement in the states.

The jury, obviously unschooled in its power to judge law as well as fact, sided with the government's position, which is basically “Too bad. Get our permission and pay us tribute or be destroyed.”

That point has been emphasized – in no uncertain terms – in letters to Federal Firearms Licensees sent out by ATF in response to states that have the audacity to think otherwise.
Bureaucrat Carson W. Carroll, Assistant Director, Enforcement Programs and Services (one of the “swarms of officers” decried in the Declaration), has made that more than clear (except for what actual “services” his department provides).

A legal challenge, filed by the Montana Shooting Sports Association and Second Amendment Foundation, died the death when the Supreme Court passed on taking up MSSA v. Holder.

 

To read more of David's article, or to comment on it, go HERE.

 

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    I believe the problem will go away permanently under president Trump! He has common sense. Nobody in their right mind could argue that. Give the guy a chance, Rome wasn’t built in a day. This president has so much on his plate that it isn’t even funny! Believe me, the NRA and all other pro gun organizations will put their heads together and propose a sweeping gun reform bill that will actually be “Pro Gun”!!! This bill will be 100% opposite of a bill you would have seen if that fat pig Swillary had been elected! I get upset stomach… Read more »