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Originally posted by daddyroo45
According to the ATF, Federal law and regulation supercede State law.
The ATF has jurisdiction over the inter-state commerce of firearms. They do not have jurisdiction under federal law to dictate to the states what they can do within the state boundaries. A firearm manufactured within the State and sold to a resident of the state DOES NOT fall under inter-state commerce laws!!
The ATF is trying to throw weight around that they do not legally have!!
I suppose we'll see these cases in front of the SCOTUS.
Originally posted by titorite
Well you folks should all know by now that Federal rights trump state rights. A whole war was fought over that nasty little bit of ugliness in the 1800s and the states lost and the Fed won. States rights are secondary to Fed Authority and the constitution?
If you notice, the letter the ATF sent out about the Tennessee law,it was sent to people with Federal Firearm licenses. Not a direct letter to the State Legislature or the Governor.
in the end the individual State rights to govern it's citizens must trump any Federal domination.... or this won't be America anymore - the power of this nation must come from the bottom up.
Anyway the ATF had better watch it, states have been declaring sovereignty lately and while that is mainly a symbolic gesture, at this time, if the Federal government continues to abuse the states it may turn into real secession.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
reply to post by TheAssociate
How about the state reassure the dealers that state law (in their eyes) trumps federal and THEN stand up for the little guy by arresting and prosecuting any federal officers that try to infringe upon state rights. Alas, the federal government will rule that roost.
Originally posted by notsoobvious
i agree with you all 100 percent!!but what do you do if your state is worse than the feds.i live in ny and i have to tell you our politicans are a joke. they sit in albany(when we can get them there)and fight like little kids. im serious! if i knew how to put a news link up i would.we have huge taxes on just about everything. they were even going to tax soda?!!i believe in states rights but when the state is this dysfunctional i think it should be taken over by the federal gov.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
ATF to Montana: 'You will respect our authoritah!'
(visit the link for the full news article)
On Friday, we saw the letter ATF sent to FFL dealers in Tennessee telling them the Bureau was overriding the state's Firearms Freedom Act, and would continue to impose federal requirements in disregard of state law.
They've done the same thing to Montanans.
The "open letter" is to FFL's in the state not to the state itself or the state legislature or the governor. Looks like the ATF is banking on the fact that the FFL's themselves dont want to lose their licenses or be tossed in jail.
Originally posted by mapper
Wont be too long before all the people of the US understands that any use of the word "Federal" in a name is in fact enemy. haha gotta feel sorry for Federal Express when the lynch mobs start.