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OBAMA GUN CONTROL - HANS BADER
Openmarket.org: Obama Promotes Constitutional Fallacies In Gun Control Push
The president’s remarks about gun control yesterday promoted fallacies about the Constitution and the scope of federal regulatory power under it. Under the Constitution, the federal government — unlike state governments — has only certain enumerated powers, like the powers to regulate commerce among the states or with Indian Tribes or foreign nations. It cannot regulate everything under the sun, even if doing so seems like a good idea, or it promotes public safety.
The president plainly does not agree with, or understand, these principles, arguing that the federal government can regulate private activity. > View the full commentary at Openmarket.org
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