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 (late 1950s, early 1960s?) had been considered a state matter.
Although many good citizens own and carry guns, keeping communities safe still fall on those who carry badges.
In a gunfight, even if you do everything right, you can still get killed.