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Section 4. Prohibitions. A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and that remains within the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.
BUT what about ammo, reloading and other aspects.
A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately
Great news the great people of Montana has sent this bill to the governor for his signature. Made in Montana guns will NOT be regulated by the federal firearms laws while in Montana.
Montana House Bill 246
Ammo made in Montana is exempt also. The feds have also been intructed in this bill that the raw materials involved in making guns and ammo are exempt from Interstate commerce clause.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer has signed into law a bill that aims to exempt Montana-made guns from federal regulation, adding firepower to a battery of legislative efforts to assert states’ rights across the nation.
“It’s a gun bill, but it’s another way of demonstrating the sovereignty of the state of Montana,” Democrat Schweitzer said.
Along with the gun bill, Montana legislators are considering a resolution that affirms the 10th Amendment principle that the federal government only has those powers that are specifically given to it by the U.S. Constitution.
“The whole goal is to awaken the people so that we can return to a properly grounded republic,” Rep. Michael More, R-Gallatin Gateway and the Montana resolution’s sponsor, said at a House committee hearing Wednesday.
As many as fifteen other Legislatures have also been mulling resolutions that buck federal control in states such as New Hampshire, South Carolina, Missouri and Oklahoma.
“The balance has swung far to the extreme to the empowerment of the federal government, and to the harm of the individual states,” More said.