Bill Summaries: S648 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 31 2015 - View summary

    Provides that intrastate commerce is not regulated by the US Congress; rather, it is a power reserved to the states. Sets out two terms for use in the act, firearms accessories and manufacture.

    Provides that firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition that is manufactured in North Carolina and that remain in North Carolina exclusively are not subject to federal regulation or taxation, including registration, under the authority of the US Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce, because the NC General Assembly declares those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.  Provides that this section applies to firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured in North Carolina.

    Provides that component parts that are not firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition, their importation and incorporation into a firearm, accessories, or ammunition and are owned in North Carolina are not subject to federal regulation. Provides that the General Assembly has deemed that such component parts are not firearms, accessories, or ammunition and are not subject to Congressional authority under interstate commerce.

    Provides that firearms, to be under the provisions of this act, must have the words "Made in North Carolina" or "Made in NC" clearly stamped on a central metallic part of the firearm. 

    Prevents any public employee employed on any level from enforcing federal statutes or federal regulations in regards to firearms, accessories, or ammunition in intrastate commerce. Provides for a Class 1A misdemeanor for violations of this provision.

    Allows the Governor and Attorney General to enforce the provisions of this act by seeking injunctive and other relief.