Originally introduced and passed in Montana, the FFA declares that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. The FFA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers of Congress under the commerce clause, with firearms as the object. (source, FirearmsFreedomAct.com)

The Intrastate Commerce Act (track legislation here) does the same thing as the FFA in regards to firearms, but also expands the principle to all products grown, produced, and manufactured within the state.

CLICK HERE – Firearms Freedom Act Talking Points from the Tenth Amendment Center.
(tri-fold brochure, printable in color or b/w, pdf format)

2013 Legislation (scroll down for previous session activity)
Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses. Green – Passed both houses.
Red – Became Law. Purple/Black – Failed Vote.

2012 Legislation

2011 Legislation

2009-2010 Legislation

141 thoughts on “Firearms Freedom Act

  1. Carl Johnson

    I have d.w.i. convictions and can't own a gun in Texas.

  2. wes

    You can own a gun in Texas with a DWI conviction, you just cant get a concealed handgun permit.

  3. Ronald

    Thank goodness there are a few americans left to fight back to prevent the spread of socialism.

  4. Cicero

    Carl,
    You CAN own a gun in Texas with a DWI conviction, just as Wes said. And Wes is partially correct: you can’t get a concealed carry permit with a DWI conviction UNTIL FIVE YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE YOUR CONVICTION. After five years, you’re good to go with the carry permit. Been there, done that.

    • Ellen

      The bastards still have waaaay overstepped their bounds………..the right to carry in any way, shape, or form is a RIGHT, not a privilege…….these laws are so illegal and thinly veiled efforts to disarm the American public. The only ones who pay attention to the "law" are the criminals, the ones the laws are supposedly aimed at. How stupid are we anyway to accept this crap, time after time?

  5. Circero

    Carl,
    Just some further thoughts on the subject. You mention that you’ve had D.W.I. “convictions” (plural). If my understanding of the law is correct, after a certain number, any further D.W.I. conviction qualifies as a felony, after which you would be prohibited by federal law from owning a firearm ANYWHERE in the U.S. In that case, you are correct: you could not LEGALLY own a firearm in Texas, or anywhere else in this country. However, it is entirely your call as to whether or not that will actually deter you from carrying one. If you are so prohibited, but choose to carry a firearm anyway, and are threatened with arrest by a law enforcement officer, you may choose to refuse to relinquish your firearm, and invite the officer to take if from you. In my long experience, the vast majority of law enforcement officers would much rather finish their shifts for the day and go home to their wives and families than to engage you in a pistol fight. They want a pension, not a flag-draped coffin. The Second Amendment GUARANTEES you the right to KEEP (OWN) and BEAR (CARRY) ARMS! It doesn’t include any reference to D.W.I’s. I know this is a heck of a thing to say, but the time to stand up to tyranny is NOW! BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET THAN LIVE ON YOUR KNEES! Just a thought.

    • Mrs. Ward

      Nicely said.

    • Ellen

      Exactly, Circero. It is a freaking RIGHT !!!!! Not a privilege as they would have the sheeple believe. Thank you for your enlightening comments.

    • sonsofliberty

      Damn right.
      I dont see anywhere in the Second where it says WHO may own WHAT kinds of ARMS or HOW they may be carried.
      All I see is a prohibition on the federal government from infringing on just that-the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

  6. The "federal" government has Constitutional limits, we must enforce them, look at the definition of "State" in the law.
    Clause 17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;–And
    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > § 921
    2) The term “interstate or foreign commerce” includes commerce between any place in a State and any place outside of that State, or within any possession of the United States (not including the Canal Zone) or the District of Columbia, but such term does not include commerce between places within the same State but through any place outside of that State. The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States (not including the Canal Zone).

    • Ellen

      The real law is so clear but the criminals in Washington do not read the real laws nor do they honor their sacred oaths of office. It's much easier for them to create their own "Laws" to further enslave the people.

  7. elvin stanley

    most all the bad guys are fellons, and thay all cary guns..i would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6 ..

    • Ellen

      And the "laws" are supposedly aimed at the felons and they don't give a rat's a** about any laws. It's all a big freedom grab by the traitors in power.

  8. fred

    I had a feleny dui in Michigan of 2000. The state reinstated gun rjghts in 2003 now 2010 ATF has stepped in and took away all rights. looking for some direction to go with this please.

    • Byepartisan

      ATF has NO authority to take away any rights, nor does any other federal agency..

    • JRooster101

      A pardon is the only way to get gun rights back after a felony conviction.

  9. The resolutions and bills are encouraging, but I have one question: What teeth does the TN and MT laws have for enforcement? What teeth do any of the other resolutions or bills have? How do any of the states enforce their law when the Feds show up to enforce Federal law? Are they going to have the county Sheriff slap the cuffs on the Fed, or escort him back to the airport or back across the state line? All resolutions and bills that do not provide for stiff enforcement against Washington are destined to be challenged or ignored by the Feds.

    • Ellen

      Russ, having a Constitutional sheriff would go a long way in protecting the people. More of these amazing souls need to be put back into these ELECTED offices and posthaste! The states MUST begin/continue taking back their power from the traitors in power. They do not and have not listened to the people for many years and very few, if any of them, even know what the Constitution says and have no intention of honoring their sacred oaths of office.

      We have a sheriff's race here in Colorado with an honest-to-goodness Constitutional candidate. This is truly exciting. He's running against a major in the present sheriff's office who plans to continue pretty much the same old, same old policies.

  10. Henry

    Well, you do have a point. I think arresting and processing a federal agent for violating state law would be just as easy as anyone else with a gun. But finding the lawyers, judges, and sheriff/police to back up the state's rights would be quite a task.

  11. I am ashamed that my state(Mississippi) isn't doing more to resist the lawlessness of the federal government.

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