Oklahoma law would exempt all firearms made and remaining in-state from Federal taxes and regulation

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Oklahoma is using the power of the 10th Amendment to protect its citizens against Federal gun control laws.

from 10th Amendment Center:

The Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act unanimously passed out of the House Public Safety Committee Wednesday.

HB2021 would exempt firearms manufactured and remaining in the state of Oklahoma from federal law, federal taxation or federal regulation, including registration.

The bill passed 13-0 and will move on to the calendar committee for further consideration. If approved, it will head to the House floor for a vote.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Sean Roberts (R-Hominy), finds its foundation in a proper understanding of the commerce clause.

“Regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

It continues, nullifying the unconstitutional federal expansion of the commerce power by reasserting state control over items manufactured and retained in the state:

A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Oklahoma and that remains exclusively within the borders of Oklahoma is not subject to federal law, federal taxation or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the Oklahoma Legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.

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Oklahoma was the only state in which not a single county voted for Obama in 2012.  This is just one more thing that makes Oklahoma awesome.