Alabama State Representative Mac Gipson has introduced House Bill 48 (HB48), the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed, the bill would “exempt from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained within the borders of Alabama.”
A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Alabama and that remains within the borders of Alabama is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce, because those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.
Already, Tennessee and Montana have passed a version of the Firearms Freedom Act into law. The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MTSSA) and the 2nd Amendment Foundation (SAF) have jointly filed a federal lawsuit to validate the principles of the law.
Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect to see nearly two dozen states consider similar legislation in the coming legislative session.