GFSZA Repeal

Clinton Letter Regarding GFSZA

Letter Written to Congress by President William J. Clinton Regarding the Addition of a
Jurisdictional Element to Satisfy US Supreme Court Ruling

To the Congress of the United States:

Today I am transmitting for your immediate consideration and passage the "Gun-Free School Zones
Amendments Act of 1995." This Act will provide the jurisdictional element for the Gun-Free School
Zones Act of 1990 required by the Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Lopez.
In a 5-4 decision, the Court in Lopez held that the Congress had exceeded its authority under the
Commerce Clause by enacting the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990, codified at 18 U.S.C. 922(q).