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Monday, April 20, 2009

Movin' to Montana Soon...

...Gonna be a custom gun tycoon. (To paraphrase Frank Zappa):
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. [...]

Its supporters next plan to find a “squeaky clean” Montanan who wants to send a note to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives threatening to build and sell about 20 rifles without federal dealership licensing. If the ATF says it’s illegal, the gun bill’s backers plan to file a lawsuit in federal court with the goal of launching a legal showdown that lands in the U.S. Supreme Court.
I don’t get the point. If there’s a SCOTUS case, the Wickard v. Filburn precedent will shoot down the Montana law, no? Then what? It seems like a waste of time.

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