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Response to Alva Goldbook (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 01:29 PM

17. Are you not aware of the NFA, which requires intra-state sales between private citizens to be

reported and verified by the Federal Government.

Here's the thing. Today's GOP thinks that everything is unconstitutional, from the Civil Rights act to the Federal Reserve, to Obamacare, to Social Security. And yet, to my knowledge, not even Rand Paul has tried to argue that universal background checks would violate the constitution. That tells you something about how ludicrous this whole argument is.

Again, find me some credible constitutional scholar who agrees with this interpretation of the commerce clause. You may not know this, but the commerce clause has been interpreted very broadly, and there is ample evidence that private sales of guns affect interstate commerce.

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