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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 10:34 AM

7. One of the most preposterous NRA arguments around.

Of course the federal government can mandate universal background checks. The commerce clause has been read very broadly -- sure, Rand Paul would like to go back to the days where the federal government can't prevent restaurants from only serving white customers, but the court disagrees with him. All that needs to be demonstrated is that there is some effect on interstate commerce that merits the regulation. For example, the fact that lack of UBCs facilitates illegal trafficking in guns across state lines. Or the fact that the secondary market it guns affects the primary market. And so on. The court once even ruled that the federal government can regulate wheat that a farmer grows for his own personal consumption, UBCs will have no constitutional problems.

The gun control bill that failed after the Newtown shooting included UBCs. Nobody in their right mind thought it was unconstitutional, it failed for political reasons, plain and simple.

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