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April 20, 2010
10th Amendment Movement Gaining Momentum - 8

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and six other states filed a brief in federal court in Montana on Monday, April 12, arguing that the federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate firearms manufactured and sold within their borders.

According to reporter Robert Gehrke of the Salt Lake Tribune, the friend-of-the-court brief seeks to bolster arguments made by the Montana Shooting Sports Association that legislation passed in that state exempts Montana-made guns from federal taxation, registration, licensing, marking or record-keeping requirements.

Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming joined in the Utah brief.

Tennessee, Arizona, Idaho, South Dakota and Wyoming have joined Utah in adopting the Firearms Freedom Act as an exercise of their authority under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A proposed Firearms Freedom Act was tabled in committee by Louisiana legislators on Monday while in Texas, a similar act is gaining momentum.

The brief asks that court to recognize that "the 10th Amendment is not an empty promise to the states, but a vital guarantor of rights retained by the states, including the right to regulate purely intrastate activities."

The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Montana court to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the federal government has the authority to regulate gun sales under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

For more, go to:
- http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14871755
Also:
- Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota plan to join Montana gun lawsuit;
- REBELLION IN AMERICA: States exempting guns from rules now total 7. Idaho governor signs law based on 9th, 10th amendments;
- Romney: Individual mandate violates 10th amendment;
- Substantive Due Process, The Second Amendment & The Tenth Amendment;
- The Tenth Amendment Center;
- The Tenth Amendment Center on Facebook;
- The Tenth Amendment;
- Senator withdraws Louisiana challenge to federal power over guns;
- Texas lawmakers in synch with tea party;
- The Tea Party Movement: The Pros and Cons of Becoming a National Federation;
- Florida: Snitker Questions Rivals’ Unwillingness to Sign 10th Amendment Pledge;

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Federal government has forgotten that it is a creature of the States and not the other way around. That damned old Constitution is such an impediment to tyrants, isn't it? Keep your powder dry and your hatchet scoured, my fellow Americans.

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Listen to this and think of how it applies today and what the future holds for us.

Don't shoot the messenger from the his place of origin, but listen to his message and how it applies to us and the future.
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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World
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from HawkEye wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Lets remember these politicians on election day!

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from scombs wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Interesting interpretation of the constitution by the Justice Department, seeing as the constitution says "regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States..." "Among the states" IS VERY DIFFERENT then "within a state."

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from seadog wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Commerce Clause has been repeatedly abused by the feds to sieze power The Courts are Constitutionally empowered to slam the door shut on this abuse, BUT ... federal judges are appointed by the federal executive (the President) and confirmed by the federal legislature (the Senate) ... so do the courts shut the door??? ... Hell no, they hold it open. This is an uphill battle for the states. The states are right, but that may not be enough to persuade the black-robed doormen. To Mr. Shurtleff I say--carpe diem!

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from thefriarz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This will have far reaching implications and could be a way to put the Fed back to pre New Deal status

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from patrick88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

way to go utah and the six other states keep fighting for our rights.

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from thefriarz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This will have far reaching implications and could be a way to put the Fed back to pre New Deal status

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from patrick88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

way to go utah and the six other states keep fighting for our rights.

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from scombs wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Interesting interpretation of the constitution by the Justice Department, seeing as the constitution says "regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States..." "Among the states" IS VERY DIFFERENT then "within a state."

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from HawkEye wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Lets remember these politicians on election day!

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from seadog wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Commerce Clause has been repeatedly abused by the feds to sieze power The Courts are Constitutionally empowered to slam the door shut on this abuse, BUT ... federal judges are appointed by the federal executive (the President) and confirmed by the federal legislature (the Senate) ... so do the courts shut the door??? ... Hell no, they hold it open. This is an uphill battle for the states. The states are right, but that may not be enough to persuade the black-robed doormen. To Mr. Shurtleff I say--carpe diem!

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nf1OgV449g&feature=player_embedded

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from Old Salts wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Listen to this and think of how it applies today and what the future holds for us.

Don't shoot the messenger from the his place of origin, but listen to his message and how it applies to us and the future.
________________________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaBDxkAprjo&feature=related

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Federal government has forgotten that it is a creature of the States and not the other way around. That damned old Constitution is such an impediment to tyrants, isn't it? Keep your powder dry and your hatchet scoured, my fellow Americans.

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