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Old October 9, 2013, 10:32 PM   #18
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by JimDandy
...You're suggesting that the Hypothetical State of Grumpy Old Men could ban the possession of full face-obscuring masks...
I'm laying out the reality that doing so, as doing a whole lot of things, isn't necessarily prevented by the Commerce Clause. Whether such nonsense might be vulnerable to attack on other bases or might not be politically likely are other questions.

States can do a whole lot of stupid stuff without necessarily violating the Commerce Clause, or even that are otherwise unconstitutional. That's why being politically active can be important. That's why we have checks and balances.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper

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