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Montana House Committee Considers Bill to Block Federal Gun Control Measures

If more people read and understood the Constitution (in particular the 10th Amendment), this country wouldn’t be in the mess that it’s in today.

Earlier this week, Montana joined several other states by introducing HB203, the “Montana Federal Semiautomatic Firearm and Large Magazine Ban Enforcement Prohibition Act” which would prohibit the state “from enforcing, assisting in the enforcement of or otherwise cooperating in the enforcement of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines”. The bill also prohibits state participation in any federal enforcement action implementing a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines.

HELENA, MT., January 27, 2015 -  A bill seeking to thwart some potential gun control measures was given a hearing today, and supporters say the results were positive, even in the face of establishment opposition.

Introduced by Rep. Art Wittich, House Bill 203 (HB203) the “Montana Federal Semiautomatic Firearm and Large Magazine Ban Enforcement Prohibition Act” would prohibit the state “from enforcing, assisting in the enforcement of or otherwise cooperating in the enforcement of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines”. The bill also prohibits state participation in any federal enforcement action implementing a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines.

Based on James Madison’s advice for states and individuals in Federalist #46, a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” is an extremely effectively method to bring down federal gun control measures because most enforcement actions rely on help, support and leadership in the states.

By withdrawing enforcement support on the state end, any such federal gun control measures would be “nearly impossible to enforce,” said Judge Andrew Napolitano in a discussion on such bills last year.

“Citizens are increasingly realizing that the federal government is inventing “authority” over their rights, including those under the 2nd Amendment,” said Wittich. “States are similarly realizing they can and must refuse to participate in these improper regulatory expansions.”

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4 Responses to Montana House Committee Considers Bill to Block Federal Gun Control Measures

  1. James Kiser January 29, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Far too many people in this country are following the path of all ancient civilizations and past empires , they become decadent and more interested in pleasure than work. The elitists that want to run the world rely on this by promising everybody everything. Witness president skittles and his free community college (among other traitorous dealings). This red herring prepares people to do the work they should have learned in HS yet will not help them land a job unless they take a trade job which most people don’t want as in their mind it is below them. Most college degrees are no better at preparing people for work. Mike Rowes comments on the work ethic and how it is regarded in this country are most telling. Personally I think the rot is too widespread for the Republic to survive.

    • Hillbilly Bob January 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      I think prez Oblumpkin only promised all his BS to win the next election for the libtards.
      The libs can say “See what we wanted to do but the big bad republicans stopped it so a vote for me will set you free”
      And I agree with you James that this country is too far gone so something will have to give one day

  2. Mike January 29, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    Let’s do this Montana!

  3. Gabe February 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    Do it Montana…come on Minnesota next! Never give up the fight for our civil rights.

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