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National Gun Laws

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Should the U.S. Supreme Court have allowed the national government to require state and local law enforcement officials to enforce national gun laws?

?Give at least two specific reasons for your view

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Thanks for posting today.

There's a multitude of issues around this. You have states rights arguments, federal supremacy arguments, etc. etc. I am going to describe my view in a few hundred words, and let you formulate your own argument from there.

When we look at the recent ruling regarding gun-control where the Court stepped in (Columbia v Heller), they didn't directly tackle this issue. However, historically federal law has always trumped state law, and eventually the lower courts will uphold this view when they begin to see cases ...

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