The South Dakota Legislature recently passed SB 89 which declares “exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota.”
Now, a little more than a week later, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds has signed the bill into law.
The bill is the latest of many crafted in states across the country in the last year which re-assert the Tenth Amendment rights of the states which have been carelessly trampled by the federal government for decades.
The Tenth Amendment declares
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
And while Article 1 Section 8 (also known as the enumerated powers) of the U.S. Constitution empowers the federal government “[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes,” obviously the regulation of firearms and ammunition manufactured and retained in the state of South Dakota is not among the powers of the federal government.
As the federal government has radically overstepped is constitutional limitations in the past year or so, an explosion of states have begun re-asserting their rights not only with regard to firearms, but also in shielding themselves against government health care, cap and trade global warming taxes, and more.
cross-posted from DakotaVoice.com
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