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Montana to feds: Hands off our rights
WND ^ | April 28, 2010 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 04/27/2010 10:36:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Lawmakers in Montana are suggesting that the courts should be deciding whether Congress has overstepped its authority in a dispute over a state exemption from federal regulations for guns made and sold inside state boundaries.

"Should Congress enact a law that appears to conflict with the guidance in the [Montana Firearms Freedom Act], the courts may then determine whether Congress has acted within the scope of its delegated powers as limited by later amendments," an amicus brief on behalf of Montana legislators, said. "The courts may then determine the extent to which Congress's enactment has abrogated the state's execise of power within the same sphere."

The brief was filed just days ago in a lawsuit that was brought against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Montana Shooting Sports Association in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont.

It seeks a declaration that the federal government must stay out of the way of Montana's management of its own firearms.

While Montana was the first state to adopt such legislation, six other states already have followed suit: South Dakota, Wyoming, Tennessee, Utah, Idaho and Arizona also now have Firearms Freedoms Acts on their books, and Alaska has plans that essentially are awaiting the governor's signature to become law.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Arizona; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 10a; 10thamendment; bang; banglist

1 posted on 04/27/2010 10:36:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I’m so glad that some Americans and a few States are beginning to stand up to the Marxist Regime in Washington, D.C.


2 posted on 04/27/2010 10:38:01 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Guess 'Don't tread on me' is spreading, JJ.

Wasn't Holder part of Ruby Ridge, Elian Gonzales and other travesties of justice?
3 posted on 04/27/2010 10:40:57 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

The Marc Rich pardon too.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 10:47:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye
Bingo!

Thanks for the kick in the head.
5 posted on 04/27/2010 10:50:10 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Even worse was this. I had to do a search first to be sure.

Attorney General Designate and the clemency granted FALN terrorists

6 posted on 04/27/2010 10:53:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Firearms are part of the way of life in Montana. Both parties understand that.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 10:54:17 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Jet Jaguar

Reasons to like Arizona:

Crackdown on illegal immigration
Firearm Freedom
Suing the feds on the Healthcare bill
Sheriff joe


8 posted on 04/27/2010 10:58:30 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: BIGLOOK

They are trying to blur the distinction between citizens and criminals.

Its a huge distinction. The criminals don’t care and never will care what the laws are. Most of them are already armed.

Citizens have the right to be armed. Any attempt to prevent them from exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms is an abrogation of the Constitution.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 11:05:43 PM PDT by One Name
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To: BIGLOOK
"Wasn't Holder part of Ruby Ridge"

Ruby Ridge was under Bush 1.

10 posted on 04/27/2010 11:16:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (#11. Thou shalt not argue with morons.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

States Rights. A groundswell throughout the land. Gov’t vs. the States is the sequel to the British vs. the Patriots. I’m thinking this will reach terminal velocity in 15-20 years. Prior to that, however, a Civil War will be required to separate the wheat from the chaff.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 11:20:03 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: TigersEye
NYC's gotta love this guy....he's bringing the war back home.

FALN pardons and now Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarek bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul-Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi trials.....and possible mistrials or dismissals.

But look on the bright side....the Obama adminitration is going to piss off the largest group of leftist voters in the country.
12 posted on 04/27/2010 11:24:49 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: One Name
Right...laws matter nothing to outlaws.

When I was a kid, carrying my .22 rifle, heading off to the store to pick up more rounds, I'd get stopped by a NY State Trooper. He'd check to see if I'd removed the bolt and ask if I'd got anything. Then came the serious talk....make sure you clean your weapon.
13 posted on 04/27/2010 11:35:21 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

I have to wonder how big of an explosion it will take to wake them up.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 11:48:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: matthew fuller

Nope. Ruby Ridge took place during Bubba’s first year in office. Eric Holder was indeed involved.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 11:59:11 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama and Co., are out of control power freaks.


16 posted on 04/28/2010 12:16:06 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: chilltherats
Ruby Ridge took place in August 1992. Bush I was in office.
17 posted on 04/28/2010 12:16:27 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: chilltherats
On August 21, 1992, six marshals were sent to scout the area to determine suitable places away from the cabin to ambush and arrest Weaver.[5] The marshals, dressed in camouflage, were equipped with night-vision goggles and M16 rifles.[1] DUSMs Art Roderick, Larry Cooper and Bill Degan formed the recon team, while DUSMs David Hunt, Frank Norris and Joseph Thomas formed an OP team (observation post) on the ridge north of the cabin.(Wikipedia)

George H. W. Bush term of presidency: 01/20/1989 thru 01/20/1993.

18 posted on 04/28/2010 1:49:01 AM PDT by matthew fuller (#11. Thou shalt not argue with morons.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

No more talk,,It is time for action.

It is time to follow our the lead of the Founders

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness”….Thomas Jefferson


19 posted on 04/28/2010 1:59:59 AM PDT by fifthvirginia (keeping their memory green)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Another new American flag with 7 stars in the making ?


20 posted on 04/28/2010 3:45:04 AM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Thunder90

Reason 5. Constitutional Carry.


21 posted on 04/28/2010 4:05:48 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: chilltherats
Nope. Ruby Ridge took place during Bubba’s first year in office. Eric Holder was indeed involved.

Sorry. You're mistaken on that.  Happened in August of 1992. Not all of the evils of the world occur during democrap administrations.

22 posted on 04/28/2010 6:50:09 AM PDT by zeugma (Waco taught me everything I needed to know about the character of the U.S. Government.)
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To: no dems

States can’t walk away from the Union.

But the federal government can walk away from the Constitution.

Why?

The federal govt have the brute force. The courts don’t.


23 posted on 04/28/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Jet Jaguar

Using current numbers; I’d say that their are some 930,000 legally owned firearms in Montana.

Not a good place to bust a move.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 9:42:39 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Jet Jaguar

Using current numbers; I’d say that there are some 930,000 legally owned firearms in Montana.

Not a good place to bust a move.


25 posted on 04/28/2010 9:44:21 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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