Federal Court Voids The 9th And 10th Amendments To The Constitution

Gary Marbut is the president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.Last Friday, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit challenging the regulatory powers of the federal government with respect to firearms that stay within the state in which they were manufactured.

The case centers around the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA), which invokes states rights under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and declares that “any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the authority of Congress under its constitution to regulate commerce among states.” This means that any firearm manufactured or produced within a state is exempt from federal laws and regulations, including licensing fees, transaction records, and the scrupulous eye of federal inspectors so long as that firearm stays within its state of origin.

The FFA was conceived by Second Amendment advocate Gary Marbut and first passed in his home state of Montana.  It has since been adopted and enacted in at least nine other states and introduced in approximately 20.

The Ninth Circuit essentially ruled that the FFA was trumped by federal law that requires gun manufacturers, gun shop owners and dealers to keep records, pay fees and make themselves available to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for inspection.

Though, for Marbut the ruling was not a setback.  In fact, it was expected and part of his long-term strategy of taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court. “This was about as good of a ruling as we could have expected from the Ninth Circuit. We must get to the U.S. Supreme Court to accomplish our goal of overturning 70 years of flawed Supreme Court rulings on the Interstate Commerce Clause,” Marbut, who is president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.

Federal court declares 9th and 10th Amendments null and void [continued]


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  • LaRae Bailey

    too many of these judges are not following the law of the land, the constitution, and need to be ousted from their jobs for it

    • BigUgly666

      If these “judges” breach the Constitution, they have already “ousted” themselves from their positions and NOTHING they say has any weight under THE LAW. The Constitution is their sole authority – if they void the Constitution, they void their own authority and are nothing but common criminals.

    • BigGayRob

      That has been true for well over 200 years. The “federal” courts have been ignoring or “reinterpreting” the Constitution ever since it was first ratified.

  • Observer

    And WHO put these clowns into power????? Our beloved Presidents. so who has been fooled. We the sheeple. who will be led to our own slaughter. All hail the ORI.

  • R.Young

    All States must become an arm of the Federal Government (the Regime) and nothing more!

    • Skepticles

      Could you show a tad more finesse when seeking to stir up a hornets nest? Obvious transparancy is a yawner.

      • R.Young

        Crust old retired senior NCO prefers to be blunt and to the point, don’t want to sugar coat anything for the cry babies out there!

  • liber_tas

    The point of nullification is not to rely on the supreme court, which is merely a department of the federal government, but for the states to refuse to enforce federal laws that contravene state laws. Thinking that a government court will decide against the interests of the government is wishful thinking, at best.

  • glock 19 fan

    Let’s see: the 9th states that our rights are not limited to those enumerated in Amendments 1 through 8 and the Tenth prohibits Congress from doing anything not specifically permitted by the Constitution. The Tenth gets violated a lot but there is a process in place to keep the violations that are good for us e.g. Social Security while getting rid of the bad ones such as federal aid to schools (look what a mess that has made!). FTM, forcing Congress to restore the Social Security Trust Fund that they stole during the mid-60’s and spent would be a worthy project.