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Visiting a convicted felon while armed

color of law

Accomplished Advocate
Oct 7, 2007
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Posted by color of law
I suggest you read United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995)
The possession of a gun in a local school zone is not an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. The law is a criminal statute that has nothing to do with "commerce" or any sort of economic activity.

It is irreverent that the materials to make the gun traveled in interstate commerce.

I suggest you read Wickard v. Filburn, et seq., and save your irreverence.
Your suggestion makes it very clear that you did NOT read Lopez. The Lopez court, in great detail, explained why Wickard did not apply.

So, I request you explain how Wickard, contrary to theLopez decision, negates Lopez.

OC for ME

Regular Member
Jan 6, 2010
White Oak Plantation
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Making your own gun from your own stuff substantially affects interstate commerce because you did not pay a tax on materials and labor as would a direct or second hand retail gun sale.

Bottom line...make your own stuff for your own consumption...nope, not gunna allow that aberrant anti-social behavior!!! Dang those uppity mere citizens!

In with G-men SWAT...BREACH!!!