The Indiana legislature will consider a bill that would nullify a considerable amount of assumed federal power over firearms – the Firearms Freedom Act.
Senate Bill 130 (SB0130) provides that, “a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Indiana…and remains within the borders of Indiana; is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”
The bill was filed by Senator Dennis Kruse
The bill rests on the foundation of the Tenth Amendment, correctly asserting that powers not delegated are retained.
“Whereas, the tenth amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees and reserves for the states all powers not granted to the federal government in the Constitution, and reserves to the state and people of Indiana certain powers as they were understood at the time that Indiana was admitted to statehood in 1816.”
“The federal power to regulate interstate commerce is probably the one most abused by the feds. They’ve stretched it to the point that they justify regulating pretty much everything. The framers never intended the power to extend to every imaginable economic activity.” Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said. “States need to stand up to the feds and tell them to butt out of areas where they have no authority. I hope the Indiana legislature gets this bill passed, and other states will boldly follow its example.”
With Montana leading the way, eight states have passed firearms freedom acts including, Alaska, South Dakota, Arizona, Idaho, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.
Some states may consider taking the idea a step further. Tenth Amendment Center model legislation to nullify every federal gun law has just been released. Get it online HERE
To track firearms freedom legislation across the U.S., click HERE.