Montana Bill Hearings Announced & Movement on Importing Korean M1’s Rifles

Montana Bill Hearings Announced & Movement on Importing Korean M1’s Rifles

Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Shooting Sports Association

Washington, DC –-( 148 (Motorized access for game retrieval) and HB 159 (Prevent FWP from regulating ammo) have both been assigned for public hearing before House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee on Tuesday, 1/18, at 3 PM in Room 152 of the State Capitol in Helena.

We are trying to get HB 177 (Monitoring for wolf diseases) scheduled for the same day.

Please begin making plans to either come to Helena to speak in favor of these bills, or communicate with Committee members in support of these bills.

By this weekend I’ll get you some taking points for each bill.

An ARTICLE about our Sheriffs First, SB 114, bill appeared today in World Net Daily.

You may have heard the story about the 850,000, US-made M1s and M1 Carbines in South Korea for which the State department forbid reimportation into the US, based on the recommendation by the BATFE that these rifles would be used for terrorism or crime.  Montana Senators Baucus and Tester wrote a stiff letter of protest to the State Department.

Upon reconsideration, the State Department is going to begin allowing import of these rifles.  The State Department say it will begin with smaller quantities.  Ultimately, I expect the State Department to further drag feet over returning other than token shipments of these rifles to the US.

Stay tuned.  the Legislature is beginning to heat up.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana

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