Re: Latest Supreme Court Ruling: US v. Lopez

From: James Rogers (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 10:14:00 MDT

On Mon, 22 May 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> Assuming Bush gets elected, I forsee US. v. Emerson passing the Court with a
> devastating victory for gun owner rights and the 2nd Amendment.

The short version being that the Supreme Court has been busy re-delegating
a lot of acquired Federal power back to the States -- a very good thing
IMO. This will affect a lot more than just the BATF; most of the Federal
regulatory agencies could find their powers sharply curtailed if this
keeps up.

It would be interesting if the Federal government was rolled back to
its pre-Lincoln powers. While I would expect some States to remain
relatively oppresive as is their option, I would also expect some
traditionally free states to capitalize on the regulatory polarization
that would result. It certainly would be a major economic boon for the
state I like to call home.

-James Rogers

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