According to the bill, a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in West Virginia and that remains within the borders of the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
Firearms Freedom Act-type legislation has been passed in 8 states so far: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana (the first), South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming. But the FFA legislation and lawsuits face a tough battle, and the toughest part is that the burden is on the supporters to prove that the federal government does not have authority in the matter, not the other way around.
I expect that this will drag on for a while, eventually reaching the US Supreme Court, and will go a long way toward defining states’ rights vs. the federal government’s powers. The more states that pass such legislation, the better.
The NRA has been hesitant to take sides on the issue.