Many reading this column are already aware that I have drafted a bill for the upcoming legislative session entitled the "State Supremacy Firearms Act" (official numbering and public release pending). The bill is intended to serve as a declaration of state supremacy over the regulation of firearm activities occurring exclusively within the boundaries of Utah, and to put the Federal Government on notice that enforcement of any conflicting federal laws will not be allowed in Utah. Although the response to my bill has been overwhelmingly positive, there have been some critics. The most common argument I have encountered is based upon a misguided reliance on Article VI, Clause 2 of the Constitution -- known as the "Supremacy Clause." Blanket statements such as "federal law always trumps state law," and "you're wasting your time because the law is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause," are typical negative reactions to my bill.