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November 13, 2003
I Need More Power Tools

My garage is full of power tools, but they're all woodworking tools.

I have to get my hands on some metal-machining tools now, of course. Because now I can make one of these:

M-60 Machine Gun

It seems that, in a rare moment of lucidity, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the "commerce clause" of the Constitution means what it says -- that activities not considered to be interstate commerce cannot be outlawed by Congress.

Like, for instance, owning a homemade machine gun. (Article here, PDF of the court's decision here.)

[Yes, yes, I know -- decisions of the Ninth Circuit don't apply to North Carolina. Just this once, though, I wish they did. And man, oh man, I loved my M-60 -- the best firearm Uncle Sam ever issued to me.]

Via Instapundit.

Posted by Russ at 07:40 PM, November 13, 2003 in Fun & Guns & Shooting & News

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Neener neener neener! I've got a headstart on ya.

Lookit here!

It's the forgings that are gonna kill ya. But I think I'd wait until the SCOTUS hears the case. I bet they won't let it stand as it will kill a whole lot of power that the feds really, really, really want to keep.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at November 14, 2003 09:46 AM

I'm seething with jealousy, John. Seethe, seethe, seethe.

But yes, it might be wise to wait until SCOTUS has its say. [Insert muttered curses here.]

Posted by: Russ at November 14, 2003 10:44 AM