Open Letter to Montana Governor Bullock, Please Approve First Amendment Restrictions

Montana Governor Steve Bullock
Open Letter to Montana Governor Bullock, Please Approve First Amendment Restrictions

Helena, Montana – -( Dear Governor Bullock,

Since you announced your aspiration to become President, we note that you advocate much more gun control than you did when you were trying to convince Montana voters to elect you as our Governor.

Just like you “support” the Second Amendment, we support the First Amendment, but as with you and the Second, we support the First Amendment with reasonable and common-sense safeguards.

Because of these commonsense restrictions, you are no longer allowed to speak on government property, including within 1,000 feet of schools and buildings occupied by any level of government. That would be just too dangerous. You are also not allowed to speak in any other public place unless you have a government permit to do so. Such a permit will only be granted if you have satisfactorily completed an approved training course about how to comply with writing and speech restrictions, about how to use your rights safely and responsibly.

You are no longer allowed to use amplification to enhance your speech, as such amplification is considered to be “high capacity” or “assault speech.” No microphones; no amplifiers. You are no longer allowed to use any electronic means to write, record, or transmit your speech since those mechanisms were not yet invented when the First Amendment was ratified. Being a smart and capable guy, we’re sure you can get by with a pen made from a turkey feather and the volume and reach of your natural voice.

Another common sense restriction will be what you may write or talk about. We will have a committee assigned to review any proposed writing or proposed speech from you, in advance. This committee will research your past writings and speech, and the proposed writing or speech, looking for any abuse or history of abuse. If there is any such abuse or history, the committee will not approve your writing or speech. If you attempt to write or speak without this advanced approval, you may be prosecuted for a crime, bankrupted with legal costs, put in prison, and you will lose all of the rights we so graciously allow you.

Oh, and there will be a ten-day waiting period after your writing or speech has been approved by the committee before you will be allowed to share the writing with others or deliver the speech. You may have composed the writing or speech in a moment of passion, and you may reconsider your intent or language after you’ve had a few days to cool down.

You will be allowed to speak to one person at a time, in a private setting, as long as you do not disturb others and the content of your speech is approved in advance. And, you will be allowed to write as much as you want, as long as the writing is with a quill pen, is approved in advance by the committee, is reproduced only manually, and is carried only by foot or horsepower, all following the ten-day cooling down period. We will generously allow all of this, for now, because we fully support your First Amendment rights and because we do not wish to be unduly restrictive.

We hope you understand that these commonsense restrictions are best for everyone – for the public good. You aren’t opposed to the public good and everyone, are you?

If these commonsense restrictions don’t solve whatever problems may be apparent or imagined, we will need to look at other possible restrictions. We’re not really coming for your First Amendment, but everyone demands that we solve the rampant problem of First Amendment abuse and solve it now. Surely we must all bow to the majority of public opinion in this, don’t you agree?

These reasonable and common sense limitations on the latitude you are allowed under the First Amendment may be a mild inconvenience as you run for President, but this minor sacrifice by you is well worth the improved safety and security the rest of us will feel.

Sincerely yours,

The Public

Dear MSSA Friends,

You are welcome to recirculate the open letter below, including to any conventional media you think might publish it.  This is also available at:

Best wishes,

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

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At least Governor Bollocks won’t be president or my anything. My condolences, Montana.


Yes, I agree 1000%! Wait, I need to go shoot a turkey so that I can “legally” write this, it will take me about ten days to do so. 🙂

Will Flatt

Ammoland is blocking my comments again. I was trying to say that sarcasm has no effect on the leftist enemies of liberty; they will try to abolish ALL rights in their quest for absolute tyrannical power. Hell, they’re already censoring conservatives from Fascistbook, Twatter and BoobTube. If you get censored, report it. President Trump set up a tech bias reporting tool at: It simply states, “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear “violations” of user policies. No matter your views, if you suspect… Read more »

The Revelator

Brilliant. Nuff said.


While the letter is tongue-in-check, it’s not far from the truth. The enemies of freedom have always believed in two things: 1) disarm the people. Those who can’t protect themselves will need to be protected 2) No original thoughts or ideas are allowed. There must be collective thought. The enemies of freedom past where the likes of Marx, Lenin and Stalin. Today they are packaged in both the Republican and Democratic party and they call themselves Progressive. “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas”. Joseph Stalin… Read more »

Dominion Accuracy LLC

Very Well Said! Governor Bullock / aka #22 Democrat Presidential Candidate for President of USA. Bullock has pissed in the Holy Water after lying to the Montanans by stating that he is a bi-partisan Governor in a Republican state. You cannot state Gun control and have an infringement against the 1st amendment too. It is now very clear why he chose to not run for Senator and run for President instead. He knew that he lied to the people of Montana plus has vetoed every legislation out of the Montana Legislature. His political career is done. He will not be… Read more »

deplorable bill

That is righteous.

Arm up, carry on


This is not parody or sarcasm anymore because the people who hate the natural human right to keep and bear arms also hate the natural human right to freedom of speech.


Genius idea! This is an absolute necessity because words emotionally and spiritually “kill” more people than gun crimes ever did, do, or will; just ask any snowflake SJW. The glorious state of Illinois has shown us another way to answer the problem of murder by words: A WOID card–Word Owners Identification Card. It will instantly cut down on word killings. In order to talk legally to anyone you must possess one. Get caught talking without one, writing a speech without one, even touching a piece of speech-writing paper without one–go directly to jail.


Will violation of the “right” to speech require the confiscation and disposal of all speeches and words currently in the convicted’s possession along with permanent silencing and the removal of all speech making or enabling apparatus (tongue, larynx, etc.)? It’s for the children, isn’t it, and are otherwise reasonable and common sense protections?


Typical lying, P.O.S. Democrat…. And you gullible idiots voted him in. You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves. You have disgraced your AMERICAN ancestors.

More Headroom

Paul Revere today, riding the Twitter through the Internet, screaming, “The Democrats are coming! The Democrats are coming!” We best take heed!

Heed the Call-up

Gary Marbut forgot about limiting his speech to only 7 words and one speech per month. Also the Governor needs to undergo a criminal background check every time he wants to speak or write, and needs to complete a federal Form 4473 identifying the speech or words he is going to use and whether he has used any drugs that would prohibit him speaking or writing. Hmmm, now that last one is a good one for politicians for elected office. I know that would have prevented a number of mistakes from becoming president and other offices.


A similar, but more in depth comparison between the First Amendment and the Second Amendment can be found in the article “The Unabridged Second Amendment” by J. Neil Schulman.

Joseph Barrett

Brilliant example of how the slippery slope leads to no rights at all.


Steve is just another chameleon joining the race to see who can be more anti American . He can take his flip flopping ass out of the great state of Montana and move to another state where his progressive agenda is welcome . Steve is a typical dirtbag politician ! Make Montana great Bullick and move to another state .


Touch’e … .”laws” and restrictions apply to ALL….


to all that’s dam right too all, let us, the United States veterans, cut us loose, let us out of the cages, off the chains, and we will fix America one DEMOCRAT at a time


Absolutely gotdam right! Set us loose!


liberals are convinced that laws don’t apply to them.

Rocky Mountain

The 5’ Green Mohave Rattlesnake I just killed for trying to push through my screen door is less a threat than this character and it tastes better too. Dinner has arrived, prayers answered.

James Dyke Jr

Great idea.


yes let us vets loose and we will fix America in a week

July Hunter

You all ought to be down on the border now, IMHO ! There is 2000 miles of wide open entry points that the rest of the world is marching through uninvited, to come here and eat our lunch. Trump should have called out the MILITIA OVER 2 years ago, and I am trying to figure out why he hasn’t yet.