Sunday, March 24, 2013

Montana Firearms Freedom Act, MSSA v. Holder, Update from the Ninth Circuit Court

Missoula, MT --( The three judges from the panel hearing oral arguments in MSSA v. Holder seemed interested in and attentive to the arguments made by MSSA’s counsel and counsel for amicus Goldwater Institute.

The judges seemed bored with the argument by the DoJ attorney that I lack standing as the only individual plaintiff because I haven’t actually made and sold the planned “Montana Buckaroo” (single-shot, bolt-action, .22 youth rifle), and been arrested and convicted of that under federal law.

The DoJ attorney claimed that because I haven’t actually made one yet, that proves I don’t know how and can’t. As I say, the judges seemed unimpressed with the DoJ attorney – they asked him few questions and basically let him run his clock out

No idea what they’ll do with the case. It’ll likely be months before we get their written decision.

If you want to hear the arguments yourself, the audio is now Online at:

Thanks again to those generous donors who made my travel to attend this important hearing possible.

Gary Marbut, President Montana Shooting Sports Association Author, Gun Laws of Montana


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