Lawmakers' bill aims to keep feds off guns

Constitutional law experts are dismissive of bill, which is part of national effort to challenge Commerce Clause

, Daily Report


With a bill that would exempt from federal laws any firearms manufactured and retained in Georgia, a group of state lawmakers is taking aim this session at what they view as overreaching federal firearms regulations. Tommy Benton (above), R-Jefferson, is one of the main sponsors of House Bill 89, known as the Georgia Firearms Freedom Act, which seeks to exclude from federal regulation firearms made and retained in Georgia.

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  • John Maurer

    They should have called this article "Georgia Legislatures Fail to Understand Constitution."

    And Rep Benton doesn't seem to understand that the SCOTUS 'dealt with' Obamacare by declaring it constitutional.

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