All we have to do is stamp "Made in Tennessee" on our weaponry and--bam!--the feds lose all jurisdiction. Simple as that. Let Pith say here and now that it's about time. The Senate voted 21-7 this week to join the House in adopting this bill, and it's on its way to the governor now for his signature. Here's Beavers:
"Be it the federal government mandating changes in order for states to receive federal funds or the federal government telling us how to regulate commerce contained completely within this state - enough is enough. Our founders fought too hard to ensure states' sovereignty and I am sick and tired of activist federal officials and judges sticking their noses where they don't belong."
Certain liberal senators had a little problem, namely that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has no intention of recognizing this new state law. That means if our citizens obey it, ATF agents in blue windbreakers one day will break down their doors and take them away to jail. Luckily, Beavers and her conservative colleagues don't give a shit about that. Leave it to Sen. Jim Kyle to throw a wet blanket over the celebration for passage of this wonderful bill:
"This is another one of a series of bills brought to us by firearms industry and firearms advocates. At a time when we struggle to find money to care for the mentally retarded and mentally ill, we continue to spend time on these kinds of issues."