Montana Gun Suit Challenges Federal Authority

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    Montana Gun Suit Challenges Federal Authority

    A Montana lawsuit filed on Thursday challenges federal authority to regulate guns manufactured and sold within the state, an argument that would effectively invalidate federal firearm laws in Big Sky Country if adopted by the courts.

    The lawsuit arose out of a state law signed by Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer that took effect on October 1. It says that firearms, ammunition, and accessories manufactured entirely inside Montana are not subject to federal regulation, including background checks for buyers and record-keeping requirements for sellers. They would remain subject to state regulation, and machine gun manufacturing is not permitted.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Montana loses, despite the fact that they're absolutely correct.
     
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    Further the lawsuit would have absolutely no impact on almost ALL gun sales and regulations, since almost all Guns are manufactured and sold across State lines. The manufacturer of almost all guns in this Country ship all over the country.

    Now where the State may lose is with the claim by the Federal Government that if you use an item to manufacture your gun that was shipped in from out of State that makes the weapon itself interstate trade. That is a false argument but one they have adapted recently.
     

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