Fight over Gun Rights Hinges not just on Second AmendmentMay 14th, 2009 by josh farley
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The next “battlefield” over gun rights in America might not revolve around the second amendment, but rather its counterpart eight amendments down the page on the Bill of Rights.
Not familiar with the 10th Amendment? Here’s a quick refresher by way of Wikipedia:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In the current issue of Time, Reporter Hilary Hylton dissects moves in several states to establish their own regulation on gun manufacturers, in an effort to circumvent the federal ones. Most recently, Montana passed a law to use its own regulations as long as the weapon was made in “Big Sky Country,” and it is kept for use therein.
Hylton reports that it’s likely the 10th Amendment debate will be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.