Texas is suing the ATF over the ATF’s attempts to regulate suppressors built, sold and owned in Texas.
Analyst Comment: This will be a very interesting case to watch. Most government agencies in the US operate in states under the commerce clause of the constitution. They have interpreted this clause to allow them to conduct law enforcement for items that are or can be sold and trafficked between states. However, do federal agencies have any jurisdiction over products and activities that are restricted to a state? This is what Texas is challenging. If they don’t, it opens the floodgates to states nullifying federal laws as they will not apply unless the activities extend to cross-state trade or activity. Watch this closely!