Hopefully this will be passed in UT and catch on in other states.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Guns made and kept in Utah would be exempt from federal regulations under a measure the Utah Senate has initially approved.
Senate Bill 11 mirrors one signed into law in Montana last year that's intended to trigger a federal court battle.
The Senate approved the bill Tuesday 19-10. It needs one more formal vote before advancing to the House.
The goal is to circumvent federal authority over interstate commerce, which is the legal basis for most gun regulation in the United States.
Efforts to bypass that authority have been heard before by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2005, the court upheld federal regulation of marijuana in California, even if its use is limited to noncommercial purposes and is grown and used within a state's borders.