National Knife Reciprocity

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Phil1979, May 27, 2017.

  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    The federal government doesn't have a general police power to pass laws that are useful and good for the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens.
    States have that power.
    The feds (Congress) are limited to some enumerated powers, and whatever powers are necessary and naturally inferred to carry out those enumerated powers.

    So then, are these "knife rights' bills" in Congress based directly on the Second Amendment?
    Or are they based on the "commerce clause" as it relates to interstate transport of items that have been made and distributed in interstate commerce, or are actually being moved in interstate commerce?

    What other constitutional basis is there for feds to preempt states' traditional powers when it comes to criminal law?

    http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/amendments/10/essays/163/reserved-powers-of-the-states
     

  2. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    I vote for commerce clause
    It authorizes anything you can imagine based on SC rulings.