2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

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.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ohio House Bill 315 declares Ohio's right to regulate intrastate firearm commerce

This bill, introduced into committee by Representatives Morgan and Martin, simply states that firearms manufactured and sold within Ohio to Ohio citizens are exempt from any federal regulations unless otherwise stated under the bill. This means that if the federal government passed a nationwide ban on the sale of high capacity magazines (like the California's 10 round limit) that any magazine made in Ohio and sold within its borders would be exempt. This is a big step toward incorporating the 2nd Amendment, which has traditionally been held to be a federal right, into application to the states themselves. All items manufactured to be exempt from federal regulation must be stamped "Made in Ohio" for legal identification.

While I think this is a good bill, other than Hi-Point Firearms, I cannot think of any other manufacturers that would benefit from this bill. However, as in the film Field of Dreams..

"If you pass it, they will come".

Please contact your state representatives and let them know this is one we want passed!

The bill can be found HERE.

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