Jan 22, 2013
Another school shooting, and another Michigan lawmaker gaffe — just a month after the Newtown massacre and the ill-fated guns in schools legislation were introduced on the same morning, (vetoed by Gov. Snyder) — here we go again….
As details of the Texas school shooting come in, it is reported that Sen. Rick Jones (R-ALEC) introduced the Fire Arms Freedom Act in Michigan — a bill that is described by The Tenth Amendment Center as:
“Originally introduced and passed in Montana, the FFA declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The FFA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the commerce clause, with firearms as the object.”
Translation: Guns manufactured and sold within state lines are exempt from all federal gun laws. Lawmakers readily admit that the legislation is unconstitutional and that their intent is merely a push-back on potential upcoming gun regulation legislation.
Way to go Michigan lawmakers…way to go.
Amy Kerr Hardin from Democracy Tree