Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tennessee Firearms Freedom "Superseded " by the Federal's Restrictions

On June 3rd, 2009, Tennessee passed the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, nullifying any Federal control over in-state firearms transactions. Now, the Feds, specifically the BATFE, are saying that they have ultimate authority.

(BATFE: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Previously known by the following names: "Revenue Laboratory", "Alcohol Tax Unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue", "Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division", and "Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of the Internal Revenue Service".

The BATFE sent letters to gun dealers in Tennessee, proclaiming their continued rule over the Second Amendment.

"Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Sounds like a convenience store."

I suppose it unecessary to remind my readers of the Constitution's "no tolerance" stance on gun-grabbing by any branch or level of government.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." ~Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." ~Tenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution

"This Constitution... shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." ~Supremacy Clause, U.S. Constitution Article 6, paragraph 2

No governmental body within the bounds of these United States may regulate or restrict the common man's right to keep and bear arms. Neither federal, state, nor local government is given such power.

Even supposing the Second Amendment did not guarantee the freedom of arms to an individual, though, there is no legitimate argument of this being the case, the U.S. Constitution does not grant to the Federal government the power to regulate arms, as the powers delegated them are all inclusive. In such an outlandish case, the states could regulate them individually.


AdamS said...

I love how they claim supremacy over guns or medical marijuana, but when it comes to gay marriage for example, states' rights are hailed as a virtue by the same people.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

BATFE thugs. How dare they suppose themselves a higher authority than the Constitution and all it stands for! I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm fed up with the government...reformation is in order!
" peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God! I know not what path others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or death!" -Patrick Henry
That goes for me too! What say you?

Son3 said...

AdamS, I've noticed the same thing!

Johann, I say we write to our congressmen, then complain some more!

Reformation is needed, but it ain't gonna happen. Unless the people wake up tomorrow, it's too late. The Republic now lives only in the homes of patriots, because outside is the jurisdiction of tyrants.

DTOM: Don't Tread on Me!

Fortunate Son said...

this is a slap in the face of all sound minded Tennesseans! Good luck, ATF agents trying to take away guns from the citizens of the South!

We've been invaded once before...

Son3 said...

Dang right, FS!

You've rallied once before...

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