by Michael Boldin
In states around the country, thereâ€™s a growing movement to address and resist two of the most abused parts of the Constitution â€“ the Commerce Clause and the 2nd Amendment.Â Already being considered in a number of state legislatures, and passed as law in Montana and Tennessee this year, the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a state law that seeks to do just that.
The latest to join the FFA movement?Â Kentucky.Â Pre-filed for the 2010 legislative session, HB87 seeks to â€œCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 237, relating to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made in Kentucky, marked made in Kentucky, and used in Kentucky, to specify that these items are exempt from federal lawâ€
While the FFAâ€™s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendmentâ€™s limit on the power of the federal government.Â The bills in state houses contain language such as the following:
â€œfederal laws and regulations do not apply to personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that is manufactured in [this state] and remains in [state]. The limitation on federal law and regulation stated in this bill applies to a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured using basic materials and that can be manufactured without the inclusion of a