Do states have a right to refuse the feds?
Utah’s recently passed “Utah State-Made Firearms Protection Act” seeks to exclude from federal regulation firearms and “firearm-related items” that are made in the state exclusively for use in the state. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Margaret Dayton, is meant to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s “expansive interpretation of the federal Interstate Commerce Clause and assert Utah’s authority under the U.S. Constitution to regulate wholly intrastate commerce,” according to Gov. Gary Herbert’s office.
Do states have the right to exclude products made in their state only for local consumption from federal regulation?
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