Wyoming 10th Amendment Challenge: Governor Signs Bill On Federal Gun Regulation

States move to reclaim power over INTRASTATE Commerce, and put the 10th Amendment back in its proper place. The proper use of the commerce clause is to restrict what states do in INTERSTATE Commerce. The U.S. Constitution limits federal power to that which is enumerated in the Constitution. The 10th Amendment limits all other power to the States.

Reclamation of State power is on. States lost their seat at the table when the Progressives passed the 17th Amendment which took the Senate seats away from the States, and gave that now redundant power to the popular election.  The States representative body and the People’s House, Senate and House of Representatives, that’s how it should be. And the unending flow of unfunded nanny state mandates has never stopped. 35 States have some sort of State Power reclamation effort in progress.

The Wyoming  bill states:

A personal firearm, a firearm action or receiver, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in the state to be used or sold within the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce.

The bill easily passed the House and the Senate passed it unanimously, by a vote of 30-0.

This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal by signing the House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), is reclaiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.”

Wyoming Democrat Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Thursday signed into law a bill that exempt firearms made in Wyoming and used exclusively in the state from federal regulations, making the state the latest to try to undermine federal authority on gun regulation.

Montana, Tennessee and Utah have already passed similar legislation to exempt firearms made in their states from federal regulations and Idaho and Alaska have been considering it.

A lawsuit over the issue is brewing in Montana, where gun advocates are arguing that the state should decide which rules, if any, should control the sale and purchase of guns made and used in the state.

The Supreme Court said that specifically the Second Amendment applies to the federal government when it issued the ‘Heller’ decision. The Supreme Court is now considering whether the Second Amendment also applies to the States, and the scope of that application.


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