Sunday, January 02, 2005
Machine Guns And Drugs For All
It also sounds like this is tied in with the issue of medicinal marijuana, which is also being contested in the Supreme Court in the well-known Ashscroft-vs.-Raich case.
The bottom line is this - if either firearm or drug regulation is found to not be covered under the interstate commerce clause, then the other will be as well. Either way this one goes down, it's likely to piss off just about everyone. Additionally, this could have far-reaching impact on the ability of the federal government to do anything from protecting the environment to levying taxes. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.