Finally, we take it to the top….
Yesterday, in my own home town of Missoula, MT., U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, siding with Obama’s Department of Justice, dismissed the lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states—Montana, Utah, Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, West Virgina—seeking “freedom” from federal gun laws. He’s the same judge who again slapped down the right to defend ourselves and our animals and livestock from wolves.
The law suit was filed as Montana and a number of other states, named above, proclaimed that, since it’s not covered in the Constitution, the federal government had no right to stick it’s nose into gun manufacturing and sale so long as same was not carried out in interstate commerce…otherwise, in regards to guns manufactured and sold in the same state. Judge Molloy forgot to read the 10th Amendment which states that the federal government only has those powers specifically given it by the Constitution. The Brady Bunch, of course, said “how can the stupid states do background checks?” or some such tripe. As if all functions have to be filtered through Washington D.C., housed in a town that can’t control their own crime but their residents think they should try and control ours—of course most in Congress are afraid to live in D.C….they live far away in Virginia or Maryland.
On the face it, you’d think that bad news, however it now can be appealed to the Supreme Court. “We’ve believed all along that the federal District Court cannot grand the relief we request. We seek to overturn a half-century of bad precedent,” said Gary Marbut, President of MSSA, a gun rights organization.
Now, if the Supremes will only hear the case, and take the time to read the 10th Amendment before they rule.