Skip to comments.Montana to feds: Hands off our rights
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.
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I’m so glad that some Americans and a few States are beginning to stand up to the Marxist Regime in Washington, D.C.
The Marc Rich pardon too.
Firearms are part of the way of life in Montana. Both parties understand that.
Reasons to like Arizona:
Crackdown on illegal immigration
Suing the feds on the Healthcare bill
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.
Ruby Ridge was under Bush 1.
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.
I have to wonder how big of an explosion it will take to wake them up.
Nope. Ruby Ridge took place during Bubba’s first year in office. Eric Holder was indeed involved.
Obama and Co., are out of control power freaks.
George H. W. Bush term of presidency: 01/20/1989 thru 01/20/1993.
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
Another new American flag with 7 stars in the making ?
Reason 5. Constitutional Carry.
Sorry. You're mistaken on that. Happened in August of 1992. Not all of the evils of the world occur during democrap administrations.
States can’t walk away from the Union.
But the federal government can walk away from the Constitution.
The federal govt have the brute force. The courts don’t.
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.
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.
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