Originally Posted by frizz
There was a line is my undergrad business law textbook that I have never seen expressed elsewhere so clearly. I was something like this:
"The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to legislate pretty much anywhere they please."
If they can ban food grown for self-consumption, what limits are there? Yeah, they did this: Wickard v. Filburn
, 317 U.S. 111
The commerce clause is how the Feds got their foot in the door regarding civil rights, which up to that time had been considered a state matter.
Although many good citizens in your community may own and carry guns, keeping the community safe still fall on those who carry badges.
In a gunfight, even if you do everything right, you can still get killed.