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So, they won’t enforce it

I’m remiss mentioning that Missoula, Montana recently passed a law requiring background checks for all transfers. The police there said they’re only going to enforce it if someone complains. What if they leave town?

7 Responses to “So, they won’t enforce it”

  1. rickn8or Says:

    Has anyone pointed out to the city council that Montana has statewide preemption on this matter?

  2. Lyle Says:

    “The police there said they’re only going to enforce it if someone complains.”

    Sure; let’s put more power into the hands of whiners, and those with an axe to grind. Principles be damned.

    How about; “We’re only going to enforce constitutional laws, which this isn’t”?

  3. MrSatyre Says:

    So the cops, who are *supposed to* uphold the law get to decide which laws they want to and which ones they don’t? And yet they routinely infringe on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th A rights?

  4. mikee Says:

    The first citation issued will result in a court case that eliminates the ordinance, due to state preemption. The constitutionality of the ordinance will never come up, as state preemption arguments will suffice to kill it.

    Knowing this, I wonder what the odds are that a case for infringement of rights against the City Council would succeed? Punch back twice as hard, and all that.

  5. Old 1811 Says:

    Mr.S: “. . . [T]hey routinely infringe on . . . 3rd . . . A[mendment] rights?”
    I’ll give you 2nd, 4th, and 5th, and even throw in 1st,but 3rd? Who is the last person who was forced to quarter soldiers in his house? Inquiring minds . . .

  6. Ygolonac Says:

    Missoula gonna Missoul. :V

    If it’s such a vital civic issue, why aren’t any of the other cities (non-liberal-college-towns-full-of-Cali-immigrants) in MT trying this? C’mon, when Great Falls or Billings starts clamoring for it, maybe I’ll think the masses really want it.

    Also, LOL preemption you City Council tools.

  7. Mike W. Says:

    We have an ordinance here that prohibits carry in county parks. It’s been on the books for ~20 years. State gun groups have informed County Council etc. and they agree that the law violates DE’s preemption statute. Despite being aware of the law and the obvious conflict with statewide preemption, the law has not been taken off the books.

    Also, our largest city, Wilmington, has been trying to carve out an exemption from preemption for years now so they can pass local gun laws. Wilmington is one of the most dangerous cities in the entire country….