Hosts Michael Boldin and Robert Scott Bell welcome Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association. They discuss the Firearms Freedom Act, a 10th Amendment challenge to federal abuses of the commerce clause – with guns as the vehicle, its passage in 7+ states around the country, the recent coverage on Marbut and the FFA in the Wall Street Journal, Wickard and Raich – the two main cases where SCOTUS granted broad new powers over intrastate activity never given to the feds by the founders, the current court system status of the act, and some plans for the future.
Gary Marbut is the author of the Firearms Freedom Act, first passed in Montana and now state law in 8 states around the country. The Act is a 10th amendment response to federal distortions of the Commerce Clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution). The act makes state law that if a gun is made and sold in your state, it’s not INTERstate commerce and the feds need to butt out.
Marbut is also president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association – the primary political action organization asserting the rights and prerogatives of gun owners, shooters, and hunters in Montana.