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Montana Firearms Freedom Act struck down, trying to get to SCOTUS

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Where it will, once again, be struck down. If it even makes it there. Their heart is in the right place but this isn’t going to work.


Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

SAF involved in the Firearms Freedom Act lawsuit.

In Montana

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Suit underway regarding their firearms freedom act, which snubs the federal government.

Montana too

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Mentioned last week that ATF issued a letter that, unsurprisingly, said the TN Firearms Freedom Act was no good. They’ve issued a similar letter to Montana, the first state to pass such a law.

Gun battle in Montana

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Montana recently passed a law stating that guns made in and kept in the state are not subject to federal gun laws. This was done to create legal challenges. The AP has a look: Still, much bigger prey lies in Montana’s sights: a legal showdown over how far the federal government’s regulatory authority extends. […] […]

Texas to follow Montana?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A bill in Texas would exempt weapons made there from federal gun laws: A bill by state Rep. Leo Berman exempting Texas-made firearms, gun accessories and ammunition sold within the state from federal regulation and law — including registration — was heard in a House committee on Monday. The bill also provides for the Texas […]

First, Montana

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Now, Alaska: The state House has approved a bill exempting guns and ammunition manufactured and kept within Alaska from federal firearms regulation, a measure critics immediately said was unconstitutional. The House Thursday voted 32-7 in favor of the Alaska Firearms Freedom Act sponsored by Fairbanks Republican Mike Kelly and 10 co-sponsors.

Montana and guns

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Looks like the bill exempting Montana from federal gun controls is heading to the governor: Montana-made guns may form the basis for a court showdown over states’ rights if the governor signs a bill to release some firearms in the state from federal regulation. The proposed law aims to exempt firearms, weapons components and ammunition […]

More from Montana

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Billings Gazette looks at Montana’s new gun bill that will say the feds can’t regulate guns in their state: “The primary purpose is to set up a legal challenge but also to say we have a lot of really good people in Montana who do the right thing,” said Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting […]

Speaking of Montana

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The house passes a bill snubbing federal gun controls: Montana lawmakers fired another shot in battles for states’ rights as they supported letting some Montana gun owners and dealers skip reporting their transactions to the federal government. Under House Bill 246, firearms made in Montana and used in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation. […]

More Montana

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The law they’ve tried to pass before snubbing the federal .gov on gun laws is back. Joe has the details.

More on Montana and Heller

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Over at Free Constitution, they’re saying Montana has threatened secession.

Can one be in love with Montana?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Montana has a history of telling the feds to bugger off. Their legislature condemned the Patriot Act; they asked politicos for federal office why they think they’re exempt from campaign finance laws; and introduced a bill a while back telling the feds to get out of their gun permit and drivers’ license process. And they […]

Montana getting all states rights again

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Lately, Montana has a tendency to poke the feds with a stick. Their legislature condemned the Patriot Act; they asked politicos for federal office why they think they’re exempt from campaign finance laws; and introduced a bill a while back telling the feds to get out of their gun permit and drivers’ license process. Well, […]

Montana, again

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Montana keeps poking the feds with a pointy stick. This time, their legislature passed a resolution condemning the Patriot act.

More Montana

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Montana, which has been awful snippy with the Federal government lately, continues to poke the Feds with a pointy stick. Gunner notes that Montana politicos have asked the feds why they think they’re exempt from campaign finance laws.

This needs to happen

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Sen. Steve Daines has introduced a bill to expand travel protections offered by the Firearm Owners Protection Act: The bill would reform the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), clarifying the term transport to include staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical treatment, and any other activity incidental. Daines […]

Silencers in the courts

Monday, June 10th, 2019

SCOTUS has turned down a silencer case: The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of violating […]

So, they won’t enforce it

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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?

Free speech case

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Man Being Prosecuted for ‘Hate Speech’ and Holocaust Denial.

Women and guns

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Cigar-Smoking, Gun-Toting Mary Fields Carried Montana’s Mail. Bad ass.

The AP explains “stand your ground” laws

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Well, tries to. They fail miserably on most points. “journalism”

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Snoop Whatever says we should ban guns. And he would know since he has the arrest to prove it.

Not surprising

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Their heart was in the right place but the court struck down Montana’s firearms freedom act.

Guns and medical marijuana

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

ATF says that medical marijuana users cannot own guns. The logic is sketchy since form 4473 asks if one is an unlawful user. I would say being permitted by the state makes one’s use lawful. ATF disagrees: The federal government considers all users of medical marijuana unlawful, no matter what state law says. Generally, the […]

Firearms Freedom Act

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

A gun activist in Montana is looking to test it: With a homemade .22-caliber rifle he calls the Montana Buckaroo, Gary Marbut dreams of taking down the federal regulatory state. He’s not planning to fire his gun. Instead, he wants to sell it, free from federal laws requiring him to record transactions, pay license fees […]

Why would anyone need a gun in a park?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone.

Gun Law News

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Governor vetoes constitutional carry bill in Montana. Right to arms in Puerto Rico In Ohio, bill removing restrictions on guns where alcohol is served has passed the house. Passed the senate earlier.

Constitutional Carry

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

On the move in Montana.

A manly sport

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

In Montana, a bill to allow hunting with spears.

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