Take the 10th–Please!

Brian Doherty
November 13, 2009

Tim Cavanaugh was earlier riffing off the 9th amendment’s multiple ideological uses; here’s a report from the 10th Amendment Center on some recent action on the notion that the states and the people have some powers reserved to them from the Feds.


In states around the country, there’s a growing movement to address and resist two of the most abused parts of the Constitution – the Commerce Clause and the 2nd Amendment. Already being considered in a number of state legislatures, and passed as law in Montana and Tennessee this year, the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a state law that seeks to do just that.

The latest to join the FFA movement? Kentucky. Pre-filed for the 2010 legislative session, HB87 seeks to “Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237, relating to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made in Kentucky, marked made in Kentucky, and used in Kentucky, to specify that these items are exempt from federal law”….

All across the country, activists and state-legislators are pressing for similar legislation, to nullify specific federal laws within their states.

The rest is at Reason.com

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