As I understand it, the Montana legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a nullification law yesterday. In my opinion, this is the single most important piece of legislation signed during the Obama administration to date.
My reading leads me to believe the new law boils down to this: If a firearm is stamped "Made in Montana" and it resides in Montana, the Federal government's laws won't apply to it. In other words, the State of Montana is standing up for their State's rights. How can they do this? Easy.
You know my opinion on the interstate commerce clause from a couple posts ago. The government uses the language of the Constitution to bully the states into conforming to their will. By placing "Montana only" rules on it, they can tell the Obamanationists to go to hell where they belong. Gotta love that. This isn't the first time Montana has done this. In February of 07 they also nullified the Shrub's unconstitutional REAL ID act of 2005.
The good news:
Utah and Texas are considering the same type of laws.
The bad news:
This action is already on it's way to the Federal courts, and there aren't 50 of these laws for each of the Federal laws using the interstate commerce act.
If you want to look at the Montana bill, it can be found at the following link:
By the way, there are ove half a million members of the 912 project now. Are you one?
Until next time, keep your powder dry and your eyes open.
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