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Old August 19, 2016, 12:41 PM   #26
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if the legislature is satisfied that oleomargarine is unwholesome, or that, in the tubs, pots or packages in which it is commonly offered for sale, it looks so like butter, that the only way to protect the people against injury to health, in the one case, or against fraud or deception, in the other, is to absolutely prohibit its sale, it is within the constitutional power of the legislature to do so.
Though it be a dissent...where have I seen this argument before?

The other nontrivial problem with relying on congressional regulation as a protection of one's right to buy a specific sort of arm is that the protection it self can be erased by an act of Congress.
Exactly, a single bill at the federal level legitmizes a zillion local bans.
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