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

Montana Firearms Freedom Act MSSA v. Holder Update from the Ninth Circuit Court
Montana Firearms Freedom Act MSSA v. Holder Update from the Ninth Circuit Court L to R, Nick Dranias (attorney for Goldwater Institute), me, Quentin Rhoades (attorney for me, MSSA and SAF).
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Shooting Sports Association

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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  • One thought on “Montana Firearms Freedom Act, MSSA v. Holder, Update from the Ninth Circuit Court

    1. The more I read about Montana and firearms, the more I begin to appreciate the citizenry of Montana; real patriots! You guys are alsome!

      I am looking at starting an ammunition manufacturing company in Montana next year. I currently live in California and have determined that I cannot do it here with the current political enviroment.

      I have a friend that is from Turner, Montana and he will most likely be the plant manager. I myself am thinking about migrating to Monyana.

      Thanks for standing up for real Americans!

      Danny R. West
      Hollister, CA 95023

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