For decades, the federal government has been openly abusing the inter-state commerce clause of the Constitution. Some states are beginning to fight back, and now Montana has introduced what could be the ultimate solution :
Montana loading another shot for state’s rights with proposal to eliminate background checks
Posted on Feb. 22
By KAHRIN DEINES of the Associated Press
HELENA – Montana lawmakers are betting the words ‘Made in Montana’ might be able to trigger a court showdown with the federal government, while also freeing some gun owners and dealers from background checks and licensing requirements.
Under a proposed law before the Legislature, firearms, weapons components and ammunition made in Montana and kept in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation, potentially releasing some Montanans from national gun registration and licensing laws. The legislation could also free gun purchasers in the state from background checks.
Still, the bill’s proponents say the measure has much bigger prey in its sights.
“Firearms are inextricably linked to the history and culture of Montana, and I’d like to support that,” said Republican Rep. Joel Boniek, the bill’s sponsor. “But I want to point out that the issue here is not about firearms. It’s about state rights.”
A nation comprised of sovereign states, free from the creeping socialism of an intrusive central government. Why did anyone not think of this before ?