Montana Stands Up to the Feds!

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A big shout-out of thanks to Representative Joel Boniek for his sponsorship and work on the successful passage of  House Bill 246, the Montana Made Firearms Bill.

The bill–recently signed into law–would exempt firearms made and retained in Montana from ALL  federal regulation.  According to a recent article in the Helenair.com article:

“What we need here is for Montana to be able to handle Montana’s business and affairs,” bill sponsor Rep. Joel Boniek, a Republican and wilderness guide from Livingston, told fellow lawmakers during the bill’s House debate.

This is an issue that is picking up steam around the country as news of the HB 246’s passage got outside the boundaries of our state.  Today, a national blog in DC posted an editorial on the subject and framed the passage as part of the fight between the states and an encroaching federal government.  Props to redstateleader.com!

This is BIG NEWS for Montana for a couple reason:  First of all it re-asserts our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  This is a sacred right that the government has trampled on over the past few decades.  Second, the passage of HB 246 will invariably test our legal rights as a state under the Tenth Amendment.  The federal government has been unconstitutionally encroaching on state rights for years with their rules and regulations.

It is time for MONTANANS  to stand up and fight back.  Again, kudos to Rep. Boniek.

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