Opponents of federal gun control won a victory in the Senate recently. But without a doubt, Congress will pass some sort of gun-control legislation down the road. And that act will certainly violate the Constitution.
Our founding document does not delegate firearm-regulating power to Congress or the president. Even minus the Second Amendment, the feds possess no authority to ban any type of gun or magazine, create a gun registry or implement a national system of background checks.
And the Second Amendment further restricts federal power. “…the right of the people…shall not be infringed.”
Infringe: to reduce or impair in any way.
Even while exercising legitimate constitutional powers, the federal government may not reduce or impair the right of the people to keep and bear arms in any way. So although the feds have the power to regulate interstate commerce, they do not have the power to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms in the process.
The Second Amendment draws a clear line in the sand. When it comes to guns, the feds must butt out!