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Title: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on September 17, 2009, 10:27:25 pm
Firearms Freedom Act introduced in Pennsylvania
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Yet another clone of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act has been
introduced in Pennsylvania as
<http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1988>HB
1988 by Rep. Sam Rohrer.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Hillbilly123069 on September 18, 2009, 01:54:10 am
At least people are starting to act.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on September 18, 2009, 02:04:30 am
Bringing this forward from April. 

Fwd: MN introduces "Firearm Freedom Act"
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Yet another clone of Montana's HB 246 has been introduced in
Minnesota as HF2376, the "Minnesota Firearm Freedom Act."

Clones of our HB 246 have now been introduced in Alaska, Texas,
Tennessee [passed], South Carolina and Minnesota.  Ohio is now added to the
list of states said to be considering introducing a clone, bringing
that list to:  Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas,
Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Washington.

Curiously, despite the wealth of information on the Internet rumor
mill, both South Carolina and Minnesota popped up with introduced
bills without any advance warning.  I suspect it will happen
elsewhere without warning as well.  Stay tuned ...

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: da gooch on October 04, 2009, 01:37:40 pm
Hey Basil,

Is there a link for the Texas version ?
Or the actual name so I can go search it out ?

Thanks bro.

Stay Safe,

gooch
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on October 04, 2009, 01:44:15 pm

Quote
Is there a link for the Texas version ?
Or the actual name so I can go search it out ?


http://www.skinnymoose.com/data/Texas_Firearms_Freedom_Act
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: da gooch on October 04, 2009, 03:15:57 pm
Thank you kind sir.

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Bennie on October 05, 2009, 03:15:42 am

Quote
Is there a link for the Texas version ?
Or the actual name so I can go search it out ?


http://www.skinnymoose.com/data/Texas_Firearms_Freedom_Act

As I understood Leo Berman (who introduced the bill), the bill never made it out of committee. Thus it never saw a vote. Since the legislature only meets once every 2 years in Texas, the subject is not even history.  Maybe my understanding is wrong but I don't think so.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on October 13, 2009, 11:38:10 pm
Fwd: Good news - FFA info spreading
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

If you Google for "firearms freedom act" you now get over 100,000
hits.  The FFA concept is getting a LOT of news coverage and a lot of
chatter on the Internet.

MSSA's domain about the FFA movement (firearmsfreedomact.com) is
getting lots of hits too.  It is now the first listing on this Google
search.  In addition to many visits from folks in the U.S., the site
stats say that in October this site has had visits from Internet
surfers in Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Germany,
United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Norway, Greece, Jordan,
Latvia, Poland, Romania, Seychelles, Brazil, Switzerland, and Pakistan.

Interesting!

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on November 05, 2009, 06:16:16 pm
Another State Introduces Firearms Freedom Act

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

According to a report published on the Tenth Amendment Center's web
site, "Introduced in the Ohio House on October 16, 2009, the 'Firearms
Freedom Act' (HB-315) seeks 'To enact section 2923.26 of the Revised
Code to provide that ammunition, firearms, and firearm accessories that
are manufactured and remain in Ohio are not subject to federal laws and
regulations derived under Congress' authority to regulate interstate
commerce and to require the words "Made in Ohio" be stamped on a central
metallic part of any firearm manufactured and sold in Ohio.'" The report
went on to say........

http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin545.htm
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on November 12, 2009, 10:34:11 pm

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/11/11/kentucky-joins-movement-to-resist-abuses-of-commerce-clause-2nd-amendment/

Kentucky Joins Movement to Resist Abuses of Commerce Clause, 2nd Amendment

Posted on 11 November 2009
Bookmark and Share

by Michael Boldin

In states around the country, there’s a growing movement to address and resist
two of the most abused parts of the Constitution – the Commerce Clause and
the 2nd Amendment.  Already being considered in a number of state
legislatures, and passed as law in Montana and Tennessee this year, the
Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a state law that seeks to do just
that.  ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: socalserf on November 13, 2009, 01:23:08 am

http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m11d12-Dont-surrender-so-quickly-on-Firearms-Freedom-Acts

------------

Hold the Fort - Don't Surrender So Quickly
by Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association

New Hampshire attorney E.F. Nappen writes that the Firearms Freedom Acts being introduced and enacted in various states are subject to " The Achilles Heels of the Firearms Freedom Act." He argues that the inclusion of NFA (National Firearms Act) items (e.g., suppressors or short-barreled rifles) in the asserted exemption from federal authority will cause the Acts to fail in court because the NFA regulates under federal tax power, not federal commerce clause power.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on November 20, 2009, 12:35:58 pm
Utah Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Utah Firearms Freedom Act has been pre-filed with, and has
passed, an interim committee of the Utah Legislature.  Until it gets
an official bill number on December 1st, it is known as File #
0032.  Because the bill has been adopted as a committee bill of a
joint House/Senate interim committee, it will come to both the House
and Senate with definite legs when the full Utah Legislature convenes
in January.

The Utah bill is at:
http://le.utah.gov/interim/2009/pdf/00001506.pdf

Utah news stories about this are at:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13818284

and

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Utah-to-Feds-Keep-your-laws-off-our-guns/x9NOL-GMukKofxGgxcmo8g.cspx
or
<http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Utah-to-Feds-Keep-your-laws-off-our-guns/x9NOL-GMukKofxGgxcmo8g.cspx>HERE

The list of states with introduced FFA bills includes:  Alaska,
Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and
Pennsylvania.  Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Colorado are poised
to introduce FFAs.  Quite a few other states are intending to
introduce in the near future.  See:
http://FirearmsFreedomAct.com


Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on December 04, 2009, 09:20:47 pm
Missouri prefiles a Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Representative Cynthia Davis has pre-filed the Missouri Firearms
Freedom Act,
<http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills101/bills/HB1230.htm>HB
1230, yet another clone of the Montana bill.

This is definitely getting interesting.  This makes 11 states with
FFAs introduced or enacted, and I expect another dozen states to
introduce MFFA clones by the second week in January.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on December 22, 2009, 01:20:47 am
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14034344

Gun maker hails Utah's bid against fed regulation
Bill »

Guns made, sold and kept within state lines are exempt from fed rules, proposal says.

By Brandon Loomis

The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 12/19/2009 07:07:24 PM MST

Alex Robinson wants his assault rifles on foreign battlefields and Utah gun racks alike, so a proposed Firearms Freedom Act exempting local-only sales from federal regulation isn't a game changer at his Salt Lake City machine shop.

Then again, Utah is gun country. Armed self-defense true believers see life and death in every constitutional affront. Many applaud a message bill that would preclude federal regulation of any guns made, sold and kept within state lines -- even as they acknowledge that such a law's prospects in federal court are dubious.

"There's absolutely no reason Utahns should be subject to some whimsical federal fancy created by media frenzy," Robinson said, blaming television crime dramas for part of the nation's gun aversion. People are entitled to any gun they want, he said, regardless of political swings.

Utah lawmakers this winter will take up a proposal to enact gun-rights legislation already on the books in Montana that carves out the in-state exemption. ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on December 30, 2009, 11:28:04 pm
Virginia Firearms Freedom Act filed - HB 69
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Delegate Charles W. "Bill" Carrico has pre-filed
<http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+HB69>HB 69, the
Virginia Firearms Freedom Act.

I'm now starting to lose track of how many clones of our Montana
Firearms Freedom Act have been introduced in other states - I think 12.  Check:

http://FirearmsFreedomAct.com

if you want a count.  Expect a bunch more to be introduced in the
next couple of weeks.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on December 31, 2009, 06:04:48 am
With Utah in the mix, some other factors (organized religion?) come into play, this could get really interesting.  A mormon in many ways is the epitome of prepper, it is seriously encouraged by their religion.  Given some of their church's dealing with the federal government during the civil war/ westward expansion, there is also history of a serious nature.



Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 01, 2010, 01:53:24 pm
New Hampshire pre-file Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Representative Dan Itse has pre-filed a Firearms Freedom Act in New
Hampshire as
<http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=2014&sy=2010&txtsessionyear=2010&txtbillnumber=HB1285>HB
1285.

HB 1285 departs from the Montana model in that it sets criminal
penalties for any person attempting to enforce federal criminal laws
against the maker of a New Hampshire-made and retained firearm.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Klapton Isgod on January 01, 2010, 03:31:23 pm
Wow!  Some serious TEETH on that one!
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on January 02, 2010, 07:45:28 am
ooooh! class B felony?!  [cue joker] They serious [/cue]  There will probably be a fair anount of looking the other way until a BATFE agent steps out of line.  Then it will get ugly.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 02, 2010, 06:49:45 pm
http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?t=367511

New Hampshire proposes state sovereignty law--with a twist

January 1, 1:02 PM
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner
Kurt Hofmann

We've talked many times before (a few links are below the flag picture at the right) about the growing movement on the part of states to assert their sovereign powers as protected by the Tenth Amendment. In the context of discussions here, this comes down to states proposing (and in the cases of Montana and Tennessee, already passing) laws that would exempt firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories manufactured in-state, and kept in-state, from federal regulation. This, as one might expect, doesn't sit well with the feds, and is being challenged. The BATFE, in the meantime, has already announced its intention of ignoring such laws. ...

...Don't call the Live Free or Die state a copycat, though--the New Hampshire bill contains a very interesting provision not (to my knowledge) seen in any of the other states' legislation.

Any official, agent, or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States that enforces or attempts to enforce a act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in New Hampshire and that remains within the State of New Hampshire shall be guilty of a class B felony. (emphasis added) ...

...Update: Looking at the text of the bill, I see another interesting difference between New Hampshire's state sovereignty bill and those of other states. The other states' legislation--I think in every case--defer to the feds on many NFA items (although generally not suppressors--AKA "silencers"). In other words, Montana and Tennessee (and others) are not at this time challenging federal authority to regulate machine guns, large bore firearms, etc. That was one of the things that disappointed me a bit about their legislation, although I suppose there are arguments that could be made for that approach, from the tactical perspective of trying to first get the bill passed in the state legislature, and second to prevail in federal court. In New Hampshire's legislation, on the other hand, I see no such exception. Ambitious. ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Winston on January 02, 2010, 07:38:27 pm
Glad to see this is getting somewhere!

But as with healthcare nullification and just about every other pro-freedom thing...I see NC nowhere on the list  :angry:
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: iloilo on January 02, 2010, 08:01:52 pm
Maybe it is time to begin to nail broadsides to the doors of the NC statehouse, yes?
just for entertainment, understand.
ff
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: slidemansailor on January 02, 2010, 11:15:15 pm
Glad to see this is getting somewhere!

But as with healthcare nullification and just about every other pro-freedom thing...I see NC nowhere on the list  :angry:

This began in the head of one man. It passed in Montana because that man worked at it. It spread because he nurtured it. Gary Marbut is nobody special, yet he is the rarest of the rare. Like David and Goliath, he did what anybody COULD have done.  There is no reason for him to be rare or even unusual, yet he is.  When he is average, we have won... heck, when one out of ten are like him, we have won.

Every time one of us decides to grab the monster and just hang on to the end of the ride, we all win a little something.







(http://www.sights-and-culture.com/America/rodeo-bull-riding.jpg)
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 04, 2010, 12:10:34 am
The Firearms Freedom Act originated with Gary Marbut in Montana.  This NH version has some teeth in it.

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/01/01/resist-dc-nh-legislators-look-to-nullify-federal-gun-laws/

Resist DC: NH Legislators Look to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

01. Jan, 2010 Comments (17)

by Michael Boldin

NH Legislators again raise the bar for the 10th Amendment Movement – felony charges proposed for federal agents violating gun rights in New Hampshire

live-free-or-die-nhPre-filed for the 2010 legislative session in New Hampshire, House Bill 1285 (HB1285) seeks to “exempt firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured in New Hampshire from federal law and regulation.”  ...<snip>...

Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 07, 2010, 01:26:00 am
Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act has been introduced by Rep. David
Miller as <http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2010/Introduced/HB0028.pdf>HB 28.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 12, 2010, 11:53:13 am
Washington introduces Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Representative Matt Shea has introduced
<http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2709&year=2009>HB
2709, the Washington Firearms Freedom Act, I believe now the 15th
such bill to be introduced copying our Montana Firearms Freedom Act(MFFA).

In MSSA's lawsuit to validate the principles of the MFFA, we have a
preliminary pre-trial conference coming up on February 2.  U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States (defendants in the
lawsuit) have not responded to the suit yet.

We will continue to post new information about this movement at:
http://www.FirearmsFreedomAct.com


Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 14, 2010, 08:13:57 pm
Alabama Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Alabama State Representative Mac Gipson has introduced the Alabama
Firearms Freedom Act as House Bill 48
(<http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewBillsStatusACASLogin.asp?BillNumber=hb48>HB48).


http://www.FirearmsFreedomAct.com
FYI

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 14, 2010, 08:44:00 pm
Oklahoma pre-files Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Oklahoma State Representative Lewis Moore has
introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” for the state
– it’s pre-filed for February 1, 2010 as House
Bill 2884
(<http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2009-10bills/HB/HB2884_int.rtf>HB2884)

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 18, 2010, 09:22:50 pm
Indiana introduces Firearms Freedom Act - 3X
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Three different Indiana State Senators have introduced what appear to
be identical versions of the Indiana Firearms Freedom Act:

Senator Walker has introduced
<http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2010&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=SB&docno=0200>Senate
Bill 0200
Senator Holdman has introduced
<http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2010&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=SB&docno=0276>Senate
Bill 0276
and
Senator Waterman has introduced
<http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2010&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=SB&docno=0416>Senate
Bill 0416

This now makes 19 other states with introduced bills,
including:  Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and
Wyoming.  Another 12 states are expected to introduce FFA clones
within the next few weeks.  More info at:
http://FirearmsFreedomAct.com

[And, Montana and Tennessee have passed the Firearms Freedom Act ! ]

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on January 19, 2010, 04:19:49 am
Looks like everyone is definatelt filing a no confidence/ credibility complaint on the BATF boys, at the very least.   A warning shot across the bow for any gun grabbers.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: poto on January 19, 2010, 06:50:01 am
Great to see a bill introduced in my state already. I hope it passes. I'd love to be able to legally make and use suppressors. No more annoying ear plugs at the range!
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 19, 2010, 06:23:40 pm
Arizona introduces Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Arizona has become the 20th state to introduce a clone of the Montana
Firearms Freedom Act, Arizona
<http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2307>HB
2307, sponsored by Representative Nancy McLain.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 23, 2010, 04:01:36 pm
S.D. Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

State Senator Larry Rhoden has introduced the South Dakota Firearms
Freedom Act as <http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bill.aspx?Bill=89>SB 89.

This now makes two FFAs enacted and 20 introduced.  Stay tuned for more ...

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 24, 2010, 12:08:02 am
Colorado Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Senator Dave Schultheis has just introduced the Colorado Firearms
Freedom Act as
<http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/2D5FE3C68F88F2DC872576A80027B78E?Open&file=092_01.pdf>SB
10-092.

This now makes FFAs passed in Montana and Tennessee, and introduced
in these 21 states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas,
Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

It's likely that FFAs will be introduced soon in West Virginia, New
Mexico, Idaho, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and
possibly elsewhere.

Our volunteer Webmaster may be on vacation, but we'll get the map
updated ASAP at:
http://www.FirearmsFreedomAct.com

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 28, 2010, 05:33:10 pm
Fwd: World Net Daily story - Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

World Net Daily has done an updated story on the Firearms Freedom Act
movement and our litigation to validate the MFFA at:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=123419

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on January 31, 2010, 07:37:53 pm
Neutral reporting left wing style.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2010/01/house_panel_oks_bill_allowing.phpHouse

 Panel OK's Bill Allowing Arizonans to Make Their Own Guns and Bullets
By James King in Only in Arizona

The Arizona House Judiciary Committee gave the green light yesterday to a bill that would allow Arizona residents to build and sell their own homemade guns and bullets without having to comply with federal law, paving the way for some highly entertaining experiments in some hillbilly's shed.

The bill, ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 03, 2010, 12:12:23 pm
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14318094

Senate OKs bill exempting Utah-made guns from firearms laws

By Robert Gehrke

The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 02/02/2010 04:22:42 PM MST

The Utah Senate tentatively declared its independence from federal firearms laws Tuesday. Whether that defiance withstands a legal challenge remains to be seen.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, would exempt firearms manufactured and sold within Utah from any federal regulations, including criminal-background checks and bans on certain types of weapons.

It is not a gun bill, Dayton said, but rather about states' rights. Montana and Tennessee have enacted nearly identical laws and, she said, 20 other states are considering such legislation.

"This is not a bill about the status quo," Dayton said. "It is a bill about challenging the status quo, and the states have a duty to enact legislation that challenges the courts when there has been legislation that infringes or hurts the rights of the citizen." ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 03, 2010, 02:23:31 pm
Kansas introduces Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Rep. Merrick  has introduced
<http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2620.pdf>HB 2620, the Kansas
Firearms Freedom Act.

This brings to 22 the number of states with introduced FFA bills, in
addition to the two states with bills enacted (Montana and
Tennessee).  Two more states and it will be a majority of states
onboard this effort to challenge the authority of D.C.  Idaho, West
Virginia, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina
are reputed to be working on FFA bills.  See:
http://www.FirearmsFreedomAct.com
(to be updated with Kansas ASAP)

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 09, 2010, 10:30:05 pm
http://www.ammoland.com/2010/02/09/alaska-firearms-freedom-act-needs-your-support/

Alaska Firearms Freedom Act Needs Your Support

HB 186 is in committee and needs your phone calls and emails.

Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force

Anchorage, AK --(AmmoLand.com)- HB 186 is a bill pertaining to states rights regarding firearms.
Currently there are 33 states that have passed or are considering similar Firearms Freedom Act legislation.

The current Status of HB 186 is that it has had one hearing in the senate judiciary committee in which it was “Heard and held” there is going to be another hearing in the judiciary committee date unknown.  ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 09, 2010, 11:17:35 pm
 Wyoming Representative Allen Jaggi introduces firearms freedom act with "teeth"

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-25069-Cheyenne-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m2d8-Wyoming-Representative-Allen-Jaggi-introduces-firearms-freedom-act-with-teeth

February 8, 10:10 PM
Cheyenne Gun Rights Examiner  Anthony Bouchard

Rep. Allen Jaggi
http://legisweb.state.wy.us

Alert - New Legislation
HB 95 Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act -2

Don't be confused by similar legislation, Miller HB 28 just doesn't go far enough.

To see a comparison between HB 28 and HB 95  click here you will see Representative Jaggi (pronounced Ya-Gee) has introduced legislation with "real teeth".

    “As gun guy and someone that believes the federal government is out of control, I wanted to introduce legislation fitting to Wyoming” said Representative Allen Jaggi.

 HB 95 Wyoming Firearm Freedom Act - 2  click here

This legislation is a combination of Alaska and New Hampshire's Firearms Freedom Act containing both a penalties clause like New Hampshire as well as a defense clause like Alaska.

HB 95 has strong “Legislative findings and declarations of authority”. Also it amends the preemption to say “no other entity”, in essence backing up this legislation with law.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 26, 2010, 03:09:57 pm
Fwd: UT Governor signs UT FFA

 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Governor Gary Herbert of Utah has just signed the Utah Firearms
Freedom Act, making Utah the third state to adopt this challenge to
federal authority.  See:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14477838

This makes Governor Herbert the first Republican governor to sign an FFA.

Several other states have bills moving towards their governor's
desk.  The Utah enactment will help keep the momentum going.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 26, 2010, 03:13:48 pm
Fwd: Idaho Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Idaho Firearms Freedom Act has been introduced as
<http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2010/H0589.htm>H0589 by
Rep. Dick Harwood.

This makes 25 states with FFA bills introduced or enacted.

Hey, we're now at 50% of states that are involved with the FFA
movement to roll back Washington's power over states..

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on February 26, 2010, 08:46:20 pm
Fwd: VA: Firearms Freedom Advances
 From: "Gun Owners of America" <Gun_Owners_of_America@capwiz.mailmanager.net>
 
Firearms Freedom Advances In Virginia!
-- You got it through the House, now time for the Senate

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://gunowners.org

Friday, February 26, 2010


Great news!  Last month we alerted you to a superb pro-gun bill pending
in the Virginia General Assembly.

HB 69 recently passed the House of Delegates overwhelmingly (70-29) and
is now before the Senate's Courts of Justice Committee.

Introduced by Del. Charles Carrico (R-5) and known as the Virginia
Firearms Freedom Act, HB 69 is modeled after similar legislation which
has been successful in other states, including Montana -- the first
state to pass such a law.

The Firearms Freedom Act has a simple concept.  HB 69 states that if a
gun was made in Virginia, and then stays in the Commonwealth, the
federal government may not regulate it under the Interstate Commerce
Clause.  (Because, you see, the gun was never part of interstate
commerce.)

This is important because the Commerce Clause is the "hook"
that Congress has used to justify almost every single federal gun
control law.  But with the passage of HB 69, the Commonwealth will take
a stand that guns stamped with the words "Made in Virginia"
are no business of the federal government.

Now that we've breezed through the House, we can expect anti-gun forces
to try and kill this excellent measure in the Senate.  Therefore, it is
imperative that we make it impossible for senators to do the bidding of
the enemies of freedom.

ACTION:  Please urge your State Senator to actively support HB 69.

To identify and contact your senator, go to
http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform and enter your
address in the form provided.  When the results display, clicking on
the "More about" link will lead you to your senator's e-mail
address.  (Using the "Send a message" link on the results
page is not recommended, as that will automatically send the message to
your delegate as well.)

Note:  If you already know your senate district, you can simply e-mail
your senator using the format districtXX@senate.virginia.gov -- where
XX is your district number.  Use a lead zero for single-digit districts
(e.g. the 1st district, Sen. Miller, would be district01).

A pre-written letter is provided below for you to copy-and-paste, or
you may type your own comments when you e-mail your senator.


----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

Please actively support HB 69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act.  This
bill provides that if a gun is manufactured in Virginia -- and the
firearm stays in the Commonwealth -- it is exempt from federal gun
control laws.  HB 69 is modeled after laws that were recently passed in
Montana and Tennessee.

This is one of the most important bills that you will vote on in 2010. 
This is more than just a Tenth Amendment resolution -- it is a bill
that has teeth!

Note that HB 69 passed the House overwhelmingly (70-29).  I expect an
even better showing in the Senate.

It's time that we send a message to the U.S. Congress and tell them to
start legislating within the authority given them by the Constitution. 
Please help continue the movement that began in Montana by getting on
board with HB 69.

Sincerely,


****************************************


Please do not reply directly to this message, as your reply will bounce
back as undeliverable.

To subscribe to free, low-volume GOA alerts, go to:
http://www.gunowners.org/ean.htm. Change of e-mail address may also be
made at that location.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on February 27, 2010, 06:34:53 am
So Montana and Utah are the 2 states with current laws on FFA?
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 27, 2010, 12:30:20 pm
Tennessee has one too.  They were the second, and got their riot act from BATFEces at the same time Montana did.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 03, 2010, 02:29:25 pm
Fwd: Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act passes Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act,
<http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2010/Engross/HB0095.pdf>HB 95, which had
previously passed the House by a vote of 53-5, passed the Senate
today by a vote of 30-0.

The WFFA is now on its way to the Governor's desk.  Because the WFFA
passed both houses with veto-proof majorities, it is expected that
the Governor will sign HB 95, making Wyoming the 4th state to enact an FFA.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 03, 2010, 04:03:48 pm
That's not how I read http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2010/Digest/HB0095.htm , though maybe Gary Marbut has some more recent information. The Senate made a few changes, including making it clear that the bill doesn't authorize ammo-piercing ammunition, automatic weapons, or grenade launchers. It's back in the House, "Received for Concurrence". I doubt the concurrence will take long, though I DO wish some state would nullify the NFA, for state-made firearms.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 04, 2010, 04:41:01 am
The House concurrence vote has appeared at http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2010/Digest/HB0095.htm . 38/20/2 (yea/nay/excused). So it IS headed to the governor.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 04, 2010, 12:18:15 pm
Fwd: SD FFA passes Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The South Dakota Legislature has passed the South Dakota Firearms
Freedom Act and that bill is enroute to the Governor's
desk.  Governor Michael Rounds has indicated that he's comfortable
with the SDFFA and will sign the bill when it reaches his office.

SD will make the fourth state that has enacted a clone of the Montana
Firearms Freedom Act.  Once the Wyoming and South Dakota governors
sign their respective bills into law, they will join Montana,
Tennessee and Utah with enacted laws.

Other states are likely to finish their FFA enactments soon,
including Alaska and Oklahoma.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 04, 2010, 01:44:11 pm
http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/article_2d74efd6-fe23-5a64-80a7-5fe72f5f1d5d.html

Firearms Freedom Act passes


By JEREMY PELZER - Star-Tribune capital bureau | Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010 12:00 am | (5) Comments

CHEYENNE -- Legislation asserting that firearms made, sold and kept only in Wyoming are exempt from all federal gun laws is set to become law after it easily cleared the Wyoming Legislature on Wednesday.

But although supporters say the bill is mainly a symbolic shove against the federal government, it remains to be seen whether the fight will carry over to the courts or even to Wyoming streets.

The Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act passed the state Senate without objection on Wednesday. Gov. Dave Freudenthal has indicated that he'll sign the bill into law; two other states, Tennessee and Montana, have previously enacted similar laws.

Wyoming's Firearms Freedom Act, though, is harsher than those laws, as it states that any state or federal official who tries to enforce any federal gun law on a firearms made and sold in Wyoming could face a $2,000 fine and up to a year in prison. ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: socalserf on March 04, 2010, 09:17:41 pm
Horray for the Cowboy State!
Next on the agenda is Vermont Carry, Horray!
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 08, 2010, 02:38:05 pm
Fwd: I missed WV FFA - 26 states now
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

In the crush of activities about Firearms Freedom Acts nationwide, I
missed introduction of the West Virginia FFA,
<http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB555%20intr.htm&yr=2010&sesstype=RS&i=555>SB
555, by Senator Dave Sypolt - dang!

With the addition of West Virginia, there are now 26 states (A
MAJORITY) that have introduced or passed a Firearms Freedom Act.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 12, 2010, 01:49:57 pm
Fwd:  Wyoming Gov. signs Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

On Thursday, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed the Wyoming
Firearms Freedom Act, making Wyoming the fourth state to enact an FFA.
http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-local/article_2370bae6-9ee5-59ca-9a4a-876712bd185e.html

The Governor of South Dakota is expected to sign the SDFFA soon.

The WFFA differs from the original Montana model in that it
establishes potential state penalties for anyone arresting a Wyoming
person making or selling firearms, ammunition or accessories done in
compliance with the WFFA.

The SDFFA varies from the Montana model in that it does not include
the grounds for the SDFFA, as all other FFAs do.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 12, 2010, 09:22:01 pm
South Dakota Gov. signs Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Governor Michael Rounds of South Dakota has signed the SD Firearms
Freedom Act into law.  This brings to five the number of states that
have enacted FFAs - Montana with the original, followed by clones of
the MFFA in Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota.

FFA-watchers now turn to Oklahoma, Alaska and Idaho where other FFAs
are steaming through the legislatures.  In addition to the five
states with enacted FFA laws, 21 other states have FFA bills introduced.

BTW, I did an interview with the New York Times today about the FFA
movement, apparently as a part of a larger NYT story about the
nationwide states' sovereignty movement.  I expect the story to
appear Saturday or Sunday.  It'll be interesting to see what the NYT,
the self-proclaimed U.S.'s "newspaper of record," says about the
FFAs.  Can they wish away FFA bills in 26 states?

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 17, 2010, 05:50:14 pm
Louisiana Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Senator A.G. Crowe has introduced the Louisiana Firearms Freedom Act
as
<http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=686929>SB
175, making Louisiana the 27th state to introduce an FFA.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 25, 2010, 11:35:42 pm
http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_f0cc647e-73a2-5eb2-a6cb-c45aefde4b3c.html

Proposed legislation seeks state regulation of Idaho-made firearms

By Ben Botkin - Times-News writer | Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:45 am |     

BOISE — Idahoans are known for their love of firearms, and the state’s legislators are no exception.

Proposed legislation is aimed at asserting the state’s right to regulate the use and sale of firearms manufactured in Idaho. The bill, backed by Rep. Phil Hart, R-Hayden, and Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, is based on their belief that the federal government has no standing to regulate firearms and ammunition made and sold in Idaho. ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 29, 2010, 10:05:22 pm
Fwd: Idaho Firearms Freedom Act passes Senate
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA friends,

The Idaho Firearms Freedom Act, having previously passed the Idaho
House, has now passed the Idaho Senate and is on its way to the desk
of Governor Butch Otter

Governor Otter is expected to sign the bill.  When he does, that will
make Idaho the sixth state to enact an FFA.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on March 30, 2010, 03:21:26 am
Has anyone notice which states have passed it, or even considered it?  The ones that haven't?  I think equalization has just taken place as far as the farmers Vs. the Horde. Montana, Idaho, Utah.......Louisiana.  If a couple more mississippi states could get in the mix you have a heartland with an ocean port for grain export.............geography can tell a story all its own.  Wyoming is a major mining state, and there is a major oil deposit found in the northern plains (Dakotas?).  So, Thinking geologically, if Washington, Oregon, Missouri/Nebraska could pass these laws......


Just a thought.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 30, 2010, 03:39:09 am
There is a map here:
http://firearmsfreedomact.com/

There is a cultural difference between the midwest and the mountain west... but hopefully friendly trade relations could continue, anyway.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on March 30, 2010, 04:21:15 am
Oklahoma passed their's didn't they? Idaho isn't green yet either.  So, Colorado/Kansas/Missouri would give access to the mississipi. Nebraska is probably clueless if they havent gotten started, or laying low......  Nevada has too many Kali retirees gumming up the system, that is how we ended up with Reid (he does a good job looking out for nevada, but has his "causes" and is problematic).   Nevada won't see anything like this done is my guess, but the rural parts of the state do a good amount of going their own way as best they can.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 30, 2010, 11:40:12 am
Oklahoma passed their's didn't they? Idaho isn't green yet either.  So, Colorado/Kansas/Missouri would give access to the mississipi. Nebraska is probably clueless if they havent gotten started, or laying low......  Nevada has too many Kali retirees gumming up the system, that is how we ended up with Reid (he does a good job looking out for nevada, but has his "causes" and is problematic).   Nevada won't see anything like this done is my guess, but the rural parts of the state do a good amount of going their own way as best they can.

Oklahoma hasn't passed it yet.   As soon as the Gov. signs it Idaho will be green.   Unfortunately, urban retirees have fouled everywhere nice to a considerable extent.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on March 31, 2010, 03:23:20 am
Oklahoma passed their's didn't they? Idaho isn't green yet either.  So, Colorado/Kansas/Missouri would give access to the mississipi. Nebraska is probably clueless if they havent gotten started, or laying low......  Nevada has too many Kali retirees gumming up the system, that is how we ended up with Reid (he does a good job looking out for nevada, but has his "causes" and is problematic).   Nevada won't see anything like this done is my guess, but the rural parts of the state do a good amount of going their own way as best they can.

Oklahoma hasn't passed it yet.   As soon as the Gov. signs it Idaho will be green.   Unfortunately, urban retirees have fouled everywhere nice to a considerable extent.

Fine then turn the &*(*&% table on them and "Oughtta Law" them into having to possess a shotgun and qualify with it every 3 months or pay a fine.............. :ph34r: :evil:
At least that would get them away from the fear box every once in a while, and get them to do something other to do than wait in line to die.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on March 31, 2010, 11:59:30 am
Fwd: Arizona FFA passes House and Senate
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Folks,

The Arizona Firearms Freedom Act has passed both the Arizona House
and Senate and will soon be on Governor Brewer's desk.  It is
reported that she will sign.

Assuming that Arizona completes after Idaho (it's a horse race), that
will make Arizona the seventh state to enact an FFA.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Kansas and Alaska (and maybe some other states
I've lost track of) are moving towards enactment.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 06, 2010, 12:18:22 am
Fwd: Arizona Governor signs FFA
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed AZ's HB 2307 today, enacting the Arizona
Firearms Freedom Act.

<http://www.azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_040510_StatementByGovBrewer.pdf>

This makes Arizona the sixth state to enact an FFA, another clone of the
original FFA first enacted in Montana.

The Idaho FFA is sitting on Governor Otter's desk waiting for his
return to the Capitol tomorrow.  He will sign that soon.

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 08, 2010, 12:47:23 pm
Fwd: Idaho Governor signs FFA
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed HB 589, the Idaho Firearms Freedom
Act, this morning (Thursday), making Idaho the seventh state to enact an FFA.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com


[The states which have signed now include Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona and Idaho]
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 08, 2010, 02:23:02 pm
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=137649

WND Exclusive REBELLION IN AMERICA

State No. 6 tells feds to stuff their gun regs

Arizona declares weapons exempt from national firearms paperwork
Posted: April 07, 2010
9:25 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A sixth state – Arizona – now has declared that guns made and kept inside its borders essentially are free from federal application, registration and ownership regulations in a surging movement among states that one supporter describes as a direct challenge to "a government monopoly on the supply of firearms."

Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed the state's version of a "Firearms Freedom Act," which originated in Montana and now has been adopted by six states, with several dozen more in various stages of their own plans.

Brewer issued a statement that the law is intended to give Washington the message that they should not try to "get between Arizonans and their constitutional rights."

Arizona joins Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah and Tennessee as well as Montana, where Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association was a key proponent. ...<snip>...  [Idaho also, now...]
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on April 09, 2010, 04:20:31 am
Hmm, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Carolina.............. :ph34r:  Interesting........
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Bennie on April 09, 2010, 05:04:23 am
Hmm, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Carolina.............. :ph34r:  Interesting........

Texas didn't get it out of committee last year and the state legislature only meets every 2 years.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on April 09, 2010, 05:44:11 am
I am refering to 1863 or there abouts............
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: da gooch on April 11, 2010, 04:53:30 pm
Yes indeed Rarick.

And this time it can't be blamed on slavery either.
This time it is States Rights pure and simple.
[as IF anything concerning politics were pure and/or simple]

Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Bennie on April 12, 2010, 04:24:31 am
I am refering to 1863 or there abouts............

oh.........never mind
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 16, 2010, 09:40:57 pm
Fwd: Alaska FFA clears Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act, HB 186, has passed the Alaska Senate
by 18-1 and is now on it's way to the desk of Governor Sean Parnell
for signature.

Once the AFFA is signed, Alaska will be the eighth state to enact an
FFA, following Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota,
Arizona and Idaho.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on April 17, 2010, 05:13:37 am
Wiki Input for those interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana  - Resources:  Agriculture- grain and Cattle   Mineral- Coal, gold silver, talc   BEER! microbrews #3 in nation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee-  Cotton, Cattle, electricity, soybeans, music, cars
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah)-  mining (Copper, silver, zinc, uranium), cattle, salt, religion,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming- mining (coal, Uranium, Trona, oil) Agriculture- wool, grain,cattle, wind electric,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota Agriculture-cattle,corn, hogs, soybeans, ethanol  Service- finance, insurance, health care
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona - ???? service sector?  Solarpower (pv, steam, stirling) when developed for sure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho- Techchnology (chips, computers, neuclear lab) Agriculture-  Spuds, Malt, beer (BUD), Mining- hydro, geo, wind power.

There is a lot of potential here!  Heck at least one of the state economies matches up favorably with a couple of europeon nations (size wise).  A lot of basic minerals and crops are there, strategic minerals (that might be an issue?) and "brain trust" too.  Dakota, has some serious federal dependancies..........  Tennessee is isolated from the rest by land, but the Mississippi/Missouri river runs by it and Wyoming......

Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington would be some nice key states.  Texas would be a massive joiner.........
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on April 17, 2010, 07:28:37 am
Well the only input on this I'm giving is that I now have the money for both an industrial sized mill and lathe, small enough to be trailered, but large enough to do a 36" .50 cal barrel.............for a AK-47 clone, sized up for .50 BMG
i've been building my own rifles for over twenty years.................but I'm not about to beg uncle satan for a permission slip to go into business.....

I'm all "tooled up" to handle .357 mag/9mm, .44 mag/.44 special, the various .32's and can buy the reamers for the .50 for a few hundred bucks................no biggie


Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 20, 2010, 10:35:52 pm
Fwd: Oklahoma FFA clears Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

The Oklahoma Firearms Freedom
Act,<http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html> SB
1685, has passed the legislature and gone to the desk of Governor
Brad Henry.  Sponsored by Senator Randy Brogdon, SB 1685 passed the
Oklahoma Senate by 39-3 and the House by 81-14.  It is expected that
Governor Henry will sign the bill, making Oklahoma the ninth state to
enact an FFA (unless it is signed before the Alaska Governor signs
the FFA sitting on his desk, in which case Oklahoma would become the
eighth state to enact an FFA).

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 27, 2010, 10:29:57 pm
Fwd: OK Gov. vetoes FFA
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has vetoed the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act.

http://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/brogdon-slams-veto-of-oklahoma-firearms-freedom-act/

Things need to get stirred up in Oklahoma.  FFA sponsor Randy Brogdon
will attempt a veto override soon.

If you know anybody in Oklahoma, you'd better get them to spread the
word to hound their legislators with messages to support the OK FFA, SB 1685

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on April 29, 2010, 06:46:46 pm
http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m4d28-OK-senator-calls-governors-reasons-for-vetoing-Firearms-Freedom-Act-absurd

 OK senator calls governor's reasons for vetoing Firearms Freedom Act 'absurd'

April 28, 8:58 AM  Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea

Oklahoma's governor has vetoed the state's Firearms Freedom Act, an essentially Tenth Amendment-based bill declaring that any firearms made and retained in-state are outside the regulatory authority of Congress.

What were his reasons?

From the Claremore Daily Progress:

    Gov. Brad Henry on Tuesday vetoed a bill to exempt Oklahoma-made guns and ammunition from federal regulations, saying the measure would make it easier for criminals to obtain weapons and endanger citizens and law enforcement. ...<snip>...
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Rarick on April 30, 2010, 04:29:01 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma-  Indian country.........

Aviation, wind power, wheat, cattle, natural gas, crude, electronics, communications.

To continue with my  :twocents: worth.
Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: da gooch on May 01, 2010, 01:24:27 pm
http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m4d28-OK-senator-calls-governors-reasons-for-vetoing-Firearms-Freedom-Act-absurd

 OK senator calls governor's reasons for vetoing Firearms Freedom Act 'absurd'

April 28, 8:58 AM  Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea

Oklahoma's governor has vetoed the state's Firearms Freedom Act, an essentially Tenth Amendment-based bill declaring that any firearms made and retained in-state are outside the regulatory authority of Congress.

What were his reasons?

From the Claremore Daily Progress:

    Gov. Brad Henry on Tuesday vetoed a bill to exempt Oklahoma-made guns and ammunition from federal regulations, saying the measure would make it easier for criminals to obtain weapons and endanger citizens and law enforcement. ...<snip>...


He is only covering his dairy aire {CYOA} with a PC version of the "Gov't will protect you so you don't need a gun"  LIE.
A sound bite that will play well in the socialist inundated larger cities and in the NWO MSM.
These folks [politicians] are not much more than actors playing a "part" remember.

Oklahomans  need to react, quickly and loudly.
However, with the level of political apathy being what it is throughout this country I doubt much of anything will get done.
I'd love to be surprised and have the OK legislature stand back up and say "Oh Hell No" and override his veto.
THAT would be spectacular but I am not holding my breath.

Title: Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
Post by: Basil Fishbone on May 27, 2010, 10:15:49 pm
Fwd: Alaska enacts FFA - 8 states with enacted FFAs
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

Alaska became the 8th state to enact a Firearms Freedom Act, the 7th
enacted clone of Montana's original bill, when Alaska Governor Sean
Parnell signed HB 186, sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Fairbanks) today.

In a prepared statement, Rep. Kelly said:  "The Alaska Firearms
Freedom Act frees Alaskans from overly-bureaucratic and restrictive
federal firearm regulation, and allows our state to assume the
responsibility for regulation. The Interstate Commerce Clause is used
by the federal government to regulate firearms that cross state
borders. The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act makes it clear that Alaskans
will be responsible for firearms that are made in Alaska, for use in
Alaska, and have 'Made in Alaska' stamped on them.

"Outdoorsmen, hunters and all Alaskans defending and feeding their
families, and protecting their property, should welcome this new law."

After the passage of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act in 2009, the
other states to enact MFFA clones have been Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming,
South Dakota, Idaho, Arizona, and now Alaska.  Other FFA clone bills
are introduced in 20 other states.

In the lawsuit by the Montana Shooting Sports Association and the
Second Amendment Foundation to validate the principles of the MFFA,
captioned MSSA v. Holder (U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder),
currently pending is a Motion to Dismiss filed by the U.S.  Oral
argument has been requested by Plaintiffs concerning the Motion to
Dismiss.  A date has been set for oral argument in federal court in
Missoula for mid-June, but that date will probably be rescheduled for
sometime in early July.

A number of amici (friends of the court) have joined MSSA v. Holder
to support Plaintiffs, including the Attorney General of Utah
(representing Utah and several other state AGs), the Goldwater
Institute of Arizona, the Paragon Foundation of New Mexico, Gun
Owners Foundation (Gun Owners of America), the Weapons Collectors
Society of Montana (and Western Tradition Partners), Montana
Legislators, and legislators sponsoring or cosponsoring FFA bills in
other states (represented by the Center for Constitutional
Jurisprudence).  The Attorney General of Montana has intervened to
support the MFFA.  Joining as an amicus in support of the U.S. is the
Brady Center (for all firearm restrictions).

All parties have written briefs concerning the Motion to
Dismiss.  Those briefs are available to review under the "Montana
Lawsuit Updates" link on the FFA Website at:
http://www.FirearmsFreedomAct.com

I will announce to this list when the date and time for oral argument
on the Motion to Dismiss is finally set.  Some receiving this info
may wish to show up to attend the oral argument session.  Stay tuned
for the announcement tomorrow (Friday) of an interesting additional
development in MSSA v. Holder.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com