Re: Latest Supreme Court Ruling: US v. Lopez

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 16:38:29 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> 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.

At least with guns, the ending of the US v. Miller tyranny will
potentially come to an end, and states will lose the power to regulate
gun sales, ownership, and use.

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