And now for some good news.
Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse is set to introduce Senate Bill No. 130, also known asÂ the Indiana Firearms Freedom Act, on January 7 in the State Senate. This bill is a version of the same law that has been passed in several other states (Montana being the first).
Here is the synopsis of the bill:
Indiana firearms freedom act. Provides that a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that: (1) is manufactured commercially or privately in Indiana from basic materials; (2) can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from another state; and (3) remains within the borders of Indiana; is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
You can read the entire bill here.
Firearms Freedom Act
As mentioned, the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is not unique to Indiana. At the time of writing, it has actually been passed into law in eight states, and has been introduced in a number of others. The FFAÂ declares that any firearms made and retained in state are beyond the authority of Congress under its Constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states. ThisÂ is also known as theÂ Commerce Clause, which states that CongressÂ has the power to regulate interstate commerce, not intrastate commerce.
The FFA is a Tenth Amendment challenge to the Commerce Clause, meaning that because the power is not expressly given to Congress, the power is reserved to the State and the people.
[blockquote cite=”Tenth Amendment, United States 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.[/blockquote]
Hopefully Indiana will soon become the ninth state to pass the Firearms Freedom Act.