The FTC did what it could to convince New Jersey and Missouri to repeal their ban against Tesla's direct-to-consumer sales approach back in 2014. Now the commission has published another strongly worded letter backing Tesla, targeting Michigan, in particular. In it, the FTC makes its point clear: it believes that "states should allow consumers to choose not only the cars they buy, but also how they buy them." If you recall, Michigan's governor signed a bill into law last year that specifically banned Tesla from selling to consumers directly. All automakers have always been prohibited from doing so, but the law was still signed to eliminate any room for confusion.