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Monday, October 19, 2009

But following the Constitution is hard!

When was the last time you saw a bill recognize its own unconstitutionality in the actual text of the bill?

Bobby Rush’s (D-IL) bill HR 45 on firearm restrictions states (in Section 2: Findings and Purposes)

Congress finds that … because the intrastate and interstate trafficking of firearms are so commingled, full regulation of interstate commerce requires the incidental regulation of intrastate commerce

So what this says to me is that because its kind of hard to regulate interstate commerce without regulating intrastate, we are going to just ignore that part of the Constitution and do it anyway.

Actually, if he was paying attention when he wrote the bill, he would have noticed that Montana and several other states actually have laws passed or in the legislatures to help with this.

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