"Once again, companies try to prevent competition through legislation "
Yep. Ever wonder why you don't see more good light-duty trucks in the US? It's because of the Chicken Tax, a law from 1963. I kid you not. And the American consumer is the looser.
What is new about the Tesla situation is that it is an American company getting squeezed, rather than protection from goods from foreign countries.
If I lived in Ohio I would be asking my rep how this is good for me as a consumer and whether he's heard of social media.