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Basil Fishbone

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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2010, 02:29:25 pm »

Fwd: Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act passes Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #46 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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #47 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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2010, 12:18:15 pm »

Fwd: SD FFA passes Legislature
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #49 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2010, 09:17:41 pm »

Horray for the Cowboy State!
Next on the agenda is Vermont Carry, Horray!
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2010, 02:38:05 pm »

Fwd: I missed WV FFA - 26 states now
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #52 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2010, 09:22:01 pm »

South Dakota Gov. signs Firearms Freedom Act
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2010, 05:50:14 pm »

Louisiana Firearms Freedom Act introduced
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
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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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #55 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>...
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #56 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
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #58 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.
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Re: Montana Firearms Freedom Act: progress across the nation
« Reply #59 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.
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