Frank Zappa was clearly ahead of his time on that one.
The Heller case hinges on whether a state or D.C. can prohibit firearm ownership. In short, regulate it. If a state can prohibit ownership, then it can also protect ownership. So instead of seceding, why not just pass laws protecting handgun ownership or amend your state constitution to protect it? Duh!
I am certain that the deliberation that takes place on this case will not center around whether or not the DC ban is Constitutional, but how they can make a decision that is as confined as possible, and maintains the status-quo.
The Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence has announced its state report cards and says that Montana failed and tied for 32nd nationwide when it comes to enacting gun control laws.
Montana scored eight points out of a possible 100.
The scorecard rates five categories: curbing firearm trafficking, background checks, child safety, banning military assault weapons and guns in public places and local control.
A gun rights advocate says a low score means Montana is more in line with the second amendment right to bear arms.
"Every year Montana finds the Brady gun control campaign report on guidelines." said Montana Shooting Sports Association President Gary Marbut "We rejoice in that. We don't like gun control in Montana. Gun control is not consistent with Montana's heritage and culture. It's not consistent with our people and who we are."
The Montana Attorney General's office would not comment on the report, but Marbut says crime decreases with fewer gun control laws.
The Brady Campaign ranks California first while Kentucky and Oklahoma tied for 49th.
NOw THAT is an amicus brief.
I wish a copy was submitted to the US Supreme Court.
Montana is a good place to be cold, but at least I’m friends with a good drummer there...