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Basil Fishbone

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Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« on: September 17, 2009, 10:27:25 pm »

Firearms Freedom Act introduced in Pennsylvania
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 01:54:10 am »

At least people are starting to act.
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Basil Fishbone

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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #2 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>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #3 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,

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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 01:44:15 pm »


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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 03:15:57 pm »

Thank you kind sir.

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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 03:15:42 am »


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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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #9 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
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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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #10 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

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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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 09:20:47 pm »

Missouri prefiles a Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #13 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 11:28:04 pm »

Virginia Firearms Freedom Act filed - HB 69
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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