Saturday, May 9, 2009

Montana & Texas Defend State Sovereignty

Lawmakers Aim Is In-State Firearms Exempt From Federal Regulation

A bill passed in the Montana Legislature is asserting that guns manufactured in Montana and sold in Montana to people who intend to keep their weapons in Montana are exempt from federal gun registration, background check and dealer licensing rules because no state lines are crossed.

Gov. Bill Schweitzer, a Democrat, signed HB246 into law. A court challenge is expected when the law goes into effect in October.Under the new law, guns intended only for Montana would be stamped “Made in Montana.” The drafters of the law hope to set off a legal battle with a simple Montana-made youth-model single-shot, bolt-action .22 rifle..more...

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