The Disarming Nature of the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act: A Constitutional Analysis of Wyoming’s Interposition Between its Citizens and the Federal Government
40 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Date Written: March 1, 2011
Although the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act conflicts with existing federal law, the Act is a constitutionally valid exercise of state power. The Act is a manifestation of the doctrines of interposition and nullification espoused by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in the early history of the United States. The Act is also a clear exercise of state sovereignty that comports with the historical development of the Tenth Amendment.
Keywords: Wyoming, Firearms Freedom Act, Nullification, Interposition, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, State Sovereignty, States’ Rights, Tenth Amendment, Commerce Clause
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