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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Watch It, There is More That Meets the Eye in Today's Gun Proposal!
on guns. The dangerous part of what he did today is if these modest measures outlined, should survive legal challenges, he has surreptitiously poked his nose under the tent.
There are enumerated restrictions on the federal government in the Bill of Rights which get special status. Courts may hold that the executive branch has broad discretion in enforcing environmental regulations, banking rules, or food safety, but Madison created a force-field around certain activities.
Courts have allowed such things as regulating wetland usage, bank sales or raw milk. They have balanced the general idea of individual freedoms against the good of the society. However, get into speech, religion, assembly, guns or other enumerated areas and the test changes.
"That means courts have struck down, repeatedly, efforts by governments to restrict individuals’ abilities to own firearms. In other cases, courts have demanded at least legislative permission before restrictions have been imposed".
If Obama could win for himself and his successor broader power simply to regulate the sale of firearms for the executive alone, he will have struck a small, but very significant blow in his bid for large-scale gun control. Obama ultimately wants the right to regulate firearms the same way he can regulate the environment, banks and food, and this could be the start. (Fox News First 01/05/2016)
Posted by Blogger at 5:08 PM