Skip to comments.Montanans Insist on Gun Rights
Posted on 02/25/2008 3:21:43 PM PST by kellynla
Montana officials are warning that if the Supreme Court rules in the D.C. gun ban case that the right to keep and bear arms protects only state-run militias like the National Guard, then the federal government will have breached Montana's statehood contract.
Nobody is raising flags for the Republic of Montana, but nobody is kidding, either. So far, 39 elected Montana officials have signed a resolution declaring that a court ruling of the Second Amendment is a right of states and not of individuals would violate Montana's compact.
"The U.S. would do well to keep its contractual promise to the states that the Second Amendment secures an individual right now as it did upon execution of the statehood contract," Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson said in a Feb. 15 letter to The Washington Times.
The resolution also was signed by Rep. Denny Rehberg, Montana's lone Republican congressman, and state Sen. Roy Brown, who is running to unseat Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat.
The dispute goes back more than a century. Back in 1889, the settlers of the Montana territory struck a deal with the federal government: They agreed to join the union, and the government agreed that individuals had the right to bear arms.
That has worked fine for the past 118 years, but the Supreme Court is expected next month to hear oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller, the appeal of a federal court decision striking down the District's gun-ownership ban on Second Amendment grounds.
The high court has not issued a broad ruling on Second Amendment law in almost 70 years, including the key question of whether it provides an individual right, like speech and jury trial, or a "collective right" held by state governments.
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Could get interesting,don’t know of anyone here that would hand over their arms,
THere’s always exceptions
The harder it is to find the proper ammo, the less useful the firearm in a warzone.
That depends on how much ammo you have.
If you are vehicle mounted and have 1000 rounds in the vehicle, that’s probably enough.
And after all, if it comes to it, all you need is enough rounds to eliminate a lone enemy or small squad and take *their* stuff, as the VC proved.
“take *their* stuff, as the VC proved.’
Someone that thinks,,rare indeed
Tell ya what, if there’s a war like in the movie “red dawn”, I’ll give you my old mauser with bayonet, and you can go capture some machineguns with it. I’ll cover you from a distance with my bushmaster.
If the enemy is better supplied and equipped than you are, take their stuff and use THEM as your supply train.
The Texas Constitution
Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 23 - RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
If the Mauser is properly zeroed, in good working order and I’m 600 meters away, no problem. I’m no Carlos Hathcock, but I should be good for that.
My old man made it through two tours in VN and did some amazing things with a bolt rifle there. I’m not as good as he is, but I’ll do. And he was easily able to perform the feat you have just described.
HUH? 180gr bullet @ 100yds=2233fps
zeroed @100yds. Drop is 1.4 in. @ 150 yds and 2.1 inches @ 200yds.
Seems like a pretty potent weapon to me!
Where are you going to get reliable ammo?
3 Cheers to my aunt and cousins in Montana and those that they have elected to office.
I don't care how cold it gets in the winter.
Give them a couple of years
You might check out the following....http://www.mtssa.org/successes.phtml
Machine guns and silencers - killing old laws. As a holdover from the Prohibition era, Montana had laws making it illegal to possess full auto firearms using pistol-caliber ammo, or silencers, both in conflict with current federal law. MSSA succeeded with a bill (SB427, 1999) to wipe these archaic laws off the books.
tons of it at wally world, Sports Academy, most any gun store. 10 shot bolt action that will drop a bear is not to be taken lightly.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
SECTION II 26
Bearing arms Carrying weapons.
The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.
“Alabama Constitution states in Sec. 26: That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself
and the state.”
I’m fulfilling my rights and responsibility here in North Alabama...
Load em' yourself.
Not if you want to hit... a fella out to 2,000 yards away--
However, for 300 yards or less... I have a backup piece.
I’ll cover all ya’ll from a mile or two out. ;-)
When in doubt, reach out and touch someone...
with 750 grains.