Unformatted text preview: imprisonment and two years' supervised release. Question Presented Is the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act, forbiding individuals from knowingly carrying a gun in a school zone, unconstitutional because it exceeds the power of Congress to legislate under the Commerce Clause? Conclusion Yes. The possession of a gun in a local school zone is not an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. The law is a criminal statute that has nothing to do with "commerce" or any sort of economic activity....
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- Spring '09
- U.S. state, United States Congress, School Zones Act, Gun-Free School Zones