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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #30 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!
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #31 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #32 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #33 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #34 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #35 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #36 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #37 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #38 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #39 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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #40 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #41 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #42 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,


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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2010, 06:34:53 am »

So Montana and Utah are the 2 states with current laws on FFA?
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #44 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.
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