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Reverse Tenth Amendment

The lamestream media told you:

Citizens armed with loaded weapons will now be free to roam the National Parks, since a federal ban on such dangerous behavior has been lifted. Progressives are angry at Mr. Obama for allowing the law to go into effect.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a bizarre twist, the newly revived freedom to carry firearms in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges (effective 2/22/10, http://www.gunlaws.com/gloaup7.htm) has set federal forces back on their heels.

Under the new carry provisions, the feds are forced to comply with state laws in the 493 individual parks and "federal islands" spread throughout the 50 states. Rather than states bowing to the feds in an unholy expansion of power, the feds must bow to the states and their local gun laws. State gun laws apply in those territorial islands, and changes to state law will apply there as well. The dog is finally wagging the tail.

We could use more laws like this. This is the 10th Amendment in action.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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