Briefs Filed in MSSA v. Holder AKA – Montana Firearms Freedom Act
Missoula, MT –-(Ammoland.com)- Briefs are getting filed in MSSA v. Holder before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
This is MSSA's lawsuit to validate the principles of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.
This a challenge to federal power asserted under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution to regulate every human (and non-human) activity under the guise of regulating “commerce … among the several states.”
As more briefs become available, we will continue to post them at the link below.
Appellants (those of us appealing the adverse decision of the federal District Court) include MSSA, the Second Amendment Foundation, and myself as the sole individual plaintiff.
Available so far are Appellants' Principal Brief, the brief of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and the brief of the Pacific Legal Foundation.
Expected by the deadline next Monday are the briefs of the Goldwater Institute (now including CATO), the State of Utah (also representing several other states), the State of Montana (now backed down from Intervenor status to amicus status), Montana Legislators, Gun Owner's Foundation (Gun Owners of America [also with U.S. Justice's Gary Kreep] ), the Weapons Collectors Society of Montana and perhaps even some of the anti-gun crowd such as the Brady Center For The Idiotic Idea That Guns Must Somehow Cause Violence.
Stay tuned. We'll post more briefs to the Website as they become available. www.firearmsfreedomact.com/montana-lawsuit-updates/Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana
About Montana Shooting Sports Association:
MSSA is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners. Visit: www.mtssa.org