As Forbes points out, the bill would likely be ruled an unconstitutional attempt to regulate interstate commerce.
Instead, he muses, why not regulate as if all people need guns, everywhere?
A few weeks ago, Reid called a vote on a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to regulate money in politics.
In a reassuring twist, Forbes, that Tea Party precursor, called on the government to regulate production, and quick!
And, thanks to other recent court decisions (notably Citizens United and SpeechNow), they are hard to regulate.
The steam was kept up by a large boiler, fixed in the fireplace which the doctor was to regulate.
Man contemplating the heavens is to regulate his erring life according to them.
The rule of the majority is so very sacred a thing that it is found necessary to regulate it by legerdemain.
We must regulate our proceedings by the proceedings of our Allies.
Now regulate the time of feeding to suit the age of the child and adhere to strict regularity.
early 15c., "adjust by rule, control," from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to control by rule, direct," from Latin regula "rule" (see regular). Meaning "to govern by restriction" is from 1620s. Related: Regulated; regulating.
regulate reg·u·late (rěg'yə-lāt')
v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement.
To adjust a mechanism for accurate and proper functioning.
To put or maintain in order.