Originally Posted by Mr. Wheeler
The exact opposite is true. That bill was presented on the grounds that it is Washington violating the constitution, not Alaska and it's true. SB69 is just an official measure to uphold it. The authors of the bill stated this very blatantly. In a way it's an act of civil cold war.
You're right that the feds are violating the 2A on this issue, but I said it wouldn't hold up in court... not that it was wrong. On supremacy issues, the SCOTUS has almost always sided with the feds regardless of the constitutionality of the law in question.
AK is in the 9th circuit court. No way in hell the current 9C sides with Alaska on a pro-gun issue, and the SCOTUS is not about to weaken the federal govt's position with the current roster. Maybe if Scalia was still around, certainly if there were 5 like him on the court, but there aren't.
There's a whole boat load of laws that the feds have passed that violate the constitution (9th and 10th amendments mostly)
I'd love to see more states pass something like this, and basically force the 2A back on the feds, but until then we're kinda stuck with no-one wanting to be the "____" in "____ vs United States" and we all just wait, hoping that something changes.
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