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Default Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

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Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

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Delegate Charles W. Carrico, Sr. has introduced House Bill 69 (HB69) in the Virginia Legislature. The bill, known as the Firearms Freedom Act, “Declares that firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition made in Virginia and retained within the borders of Virginia are not subject to federal law or regulation under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”

Virginia joins New Hampshire, Missouri, Utah and a number of other states considering such legislation. Montana and Tennessee have already passed similar bills into law.

As previously reported here, while the FFA’s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendment’s limit on the power of the federal government. The bills in state houses contain language such as the following:

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"federal 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 any significant parts imported into this state."
The Virginia House of Delegates is back in session on January 13, 2010.

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Default Re: Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

Are there any gun maufactures in PA?
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Are there any gun maufactures in PA?
I think Charles Daily is in Harrisburg... wow.. I'm blanking this morning. That's all I can think of right now... I'm pretty sure there are 1 or 2 others though...
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Are there any gun maufactures in PA?
MSAR has a facility here.

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Default Re: Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

Theres also a guy that builds ar's over in the clearfield area and sell to the government. And a ammo company in Brookville.
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Default Re: Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

Just out of curiousity, would this trump the NFA???

If passed, could an individual build an SBR withough going through BAFTE, or is it still considered interstate commerce if non-regulated parts were purchased from other states?

How about home made auto-sears??

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It's not that I mind going through the registration process, but 10k + for a full auto AR is a little hard for a lower-middle class citizen to justify.
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I was under the impression that Microtech (In Bradford) only makes knives.
It is also my impression that they were moving out. AFAIK they are still around though.

At any rate I would have a feeling if Pa jumped on board with this (not a chance in hell IMO) they would stick around and to sell arms to us crazy Pennsyltuckian's
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Default Re: Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

While I encourage every state to do this, the US courts will NOT go along; they will overturn these laws in the end.
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While I encourage every state to do this, the US courts will NOT go along; they will overturn these laws in the end.
Some of the lower courts might, but I'll bet there will be a lot of maneuvering to try and steer this to the SCOTUS. With SCOTUS leaning to the right it might have a chance if it can be pushed that high.
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Default Re: Will Virginia Nullify Federal Gun Laws? By Michael Boldin

I think you could find district judges who might go along with the states rights, but no appellate court will, and the USSC will let stand the appellate ruling. No way they'd even take it up, except to reinforce Federal supremacy, no matter what the written constitution says. There's just too much caselaw and too much riding on it.
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