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Support MI SB 63, the Firearms Freedom Act

Discussion in 'Activism' started by ezkl2230, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. ezkl2230

    ezkl2230 Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    Michigan has joined the ranks of states that are trying to pass legislation nullifying federal gun control laws. SB 63 is our latest attempt. It was first proposed in 2009, but died in committee. We need to make sure that doesn't happen again by riding herd on our state legislators on Lansing. We need everyone on this forum from Michigan to contact your state senator and urge them to support this legislation.

    I just emailed my state senators the following letter:

  2. maritimer95gt

    maritimer95gt New Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    First off, here's a link for SB.63 for everyone:


    Please take the time to read it. (It's pretty short actually)

    Now here's my two cents:

    I believe that we DO need legislation that brings Michiganders out from under the Federal Gov't, however this bill has no "OOMPH" to it. IT NEEDS MORE BALLS! It sets great boundaries for its foundation and it's a great start in a good direction, however it does need to be tweaked. It should allow for the production of NFA arms in MI to be regulated by MI and by MI alone. The fact that it doesn't gives precedence that the NFA laws of Fed Gov't hold power over it. It would be undermined too easily.

    If I were a lawyer for the Fed Gov't contesting this case in the Supreme court, this is exactly the angle I would play. "We would like to note that the states lay claim to all regulation of firearms within their borders, yet defer to longstanding precedent when it comes to Federal regulation of NFA weapons. This should be of particular interest to the Court when making your decision because it is a tacit admission that the Federal Government has the right to regulate Arms."

    You can praise it all you want, it doesn't change the big hole in the State's logic. It needs to be further reformed to give it more rigidity under the power of the state alone, not in combination with the laws of the Fed Gov't.

    Oh, by the way here's another good link for all of those who are concerned about other states Legislation to control interstate commerce of Firearms, Firearm Accessories, and Ammunition.

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  3. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Senior Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    I agree it looks a little vague but everyone in that state should write your reps and voice your support. Maybe they'll amend it as it gets moved along.

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