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Response to pipoman (Reply #54)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 04:10 PM

58. Whether guns are in common use or not has nothing to do with commerce clause or states' rights.

That might be relevant to constitutionality with regard to the second amendment, but that's a different issue. However, since some states have gun registries and/or universal background checks, then it is pretty difficult to argue that either of those are unconstitutional on 2A grounds.

True, but to date they have not done that...and far from a slam dunk defense for a challenge to a federal law restricting private intrastate sales..it may prevail, it may not...

They haven't done that because they haven't tried to, because this has never come up before the courts, because there is no such law in effect. But the evidence is there -- there are studies about this. Illegally trafficked guns show up far away from their original state all the time, and states with tighter gun laws, including UBC and registries, are the source of less illegal guns than states with loose laws.

Like I said, if there were any plausible constitutional question about UBC, then someone in the GOP/NRA would have been making noise about it in the last few months.

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