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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple days. I think the answer is yes, they could pass a law and do this. But it is a fairly complex problem. I kept coming up with arguments both for and against it given the interactions of Art I Section 8, Art IV Sec 2, Art VI of the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment and the 14th Amendment. But overall, I think between the powers Congress has regarding a militia, the incorporation of the 2nd Amendment to the States under the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause of the 14th A,endment, Congress could do what you suggest.