Montana Law Now Forbids State and Local Police from Enforcing Federal Firearm Laws

BY Herschel Smith
8 months ago

News from Montana.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is stepping forward to protect the residents of his state from the Biden administration’s assault on the Second Amendment.

On Friday, the Republican signed into law House Bill 258. It will prohibit state and local law enforcement officials from enforcing any federal ban or regulation on firearms, magazines and ammunition. It also prohibits the use of state funds to impose federal bans and regulations of these items.

“Today, I proudly signed Rep. Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms,” Gianforte wrote in a Twitter post. “I will always protect our #2A right to keep and bear arms.”

[ … ]

On Friday, The Associated Press reported that Montana’s legislature has tried to pass similar legislation three times in the last eight years – in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Each bill, however, was vetoed by the state’s former Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

In early April, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, signed a comparable bill called the “Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Act,” into law.

Arizona, Missouri, Montana, and possibly New Hampshire (if the law passes), have all taken such action.  This is becoming a good touchstone for who deserves your support in your own state.  If they won’t pledge to sign a similar bill, tell them you’ll campaign for their opponent.


Comments

  1. On December 14, 2021 at 12:43 pm, stu said:

    Gianforte has done a lot of good things here in Mt…..he’s fighting against this bullsh*t covid scam, but our 2nd amend. rights is the biggest….keep ‘er going Greg!

  2. On December 14, 2021 at 1:22 pm, Geoff said:

    States are under no obligation to enforce Federal Gun Laws. The Feds can do it themselves. Look up “commandeering constitutional law”.

  3. On December 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm, stu said:

    hey Geoff….see your point but all I have to say is….”Good luck with that”

  4. On December 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm, Willy Gilligan said:

    This seems to me the next logical step after the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. [https://firearmsfreedomact.com]

    And at least one other state not mentioned above, Tennessee (which also has enacted its own version of Montana’s FFA), already has a law on the books forbidding any state resource — to include personnel, facilities, equipment or funds — from being used to enforce any federal or international gun law.

    What none have (AFAIK) but all need is a law criminalizing the enforcement of extra-state gun laws that contravene the individual state’s own laws.

  5. On December 14, 2021 at 4:35 pm, Phil Ossiferz Stone said:

    So the Feds can still come and terrorize and haul off your law-abiding citizenry by breaking their own laws while you stand by impotently. I remain unimpressed.

  6. On December 14, 2021 at 4:39 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Phil,

    Baby steps.

    Incrementalism.

    The progs do it, we must learn too.

  7. On December 15, 2021 at 11:44 am, Fred said:

    I seriously doubt the practice of this in TN, if it’s even a law of effect at all. The TN sanctuary law, as I understand it, is for manufacturing of arms by registered businesses.

  8. On December 17, 2021 at 11:46 pm, Dan said:

    Until they pass a law REQUIRING local LEO to arrest, charge and try any Feds who try to enforce these laws it’s just touch feely feel good BS pseudo legislation.

  9. On January 21, 2022 at 9:06 am, m. fuah said:

    any dk-sucker is welcome 2 the lead 1st

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