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Montana Governor, Steve Bullock Vetoes 2nd Amendment Protection Bill

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"Here?s a surprise for you; some Governors have absolutely zero understanding of the Constitution. None, whatsoever. Montana Governor Steve Bullock seems to fit that description quite nicely.

Yesterday, he vetoed Montana House Bill 302 (HB302). The bill would require the state to refuse to enforce or assist the enforcement of any federal bans on semiautomatic weapons or large capacity magazines. The bill states, in part:

A peace officer, state employee, or employee of any political subdivision is prohibited from enforcing, assisting in the enforcement of, or otherwise cooperating in the enforcement of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines and is also prohibited from participating in any federal enforcement action implementing a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons or large magazines.

Here?s why Bullock is clueless about the Constitution. In his veto message he wrote that the bill would put ?law enforcement in the position of violating laws they have sworn to uphold? and ?subject our peace officers to criminal sanctions for upholding the oath we ask that they take.?

Here?s a message for you, Steve. You?re a liar, and we know it.

There is absolutely ZERO serious discussion from anyone beyond a 4th grade education about the fact that the federal government cannot ?commandeer? the states to carry out its laws. None.

Even the Supreme Court has affirmed this multiple times.

In the 1992 case, New York v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress couldn?t require states to enact specified waste disposal regulations.

In the 1997 case, Printz v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not command state law enforcement authorities to conduct background checks on prospective handgun purchasers.

In the 2012 case, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court ruled that a significant expansion of Medicaid, was not a valid exercise of Congress?s spending power, as it would coerce states to either accept the expansion or risk losing existing Medicaid funding.

Gov. Steve Bullock is a lying coward, who betrayed every law abiding denizen of Montana. He could, for example, have cracked down on Montana street gangs who have illegal firearms......

But no, he chose to take the "Benedict Arnold" way out, and pandered to the diseased ravings of the rabid Anti-2nd Amendment lawmakers and unaccountable agencies that currently infest the Federal government.

It's obvious that the only intentions the peons listed above have are to completely disarm law abiding Americans through multiple ways, whether that means ramrodding diabolical universal background checks down American throats, drafting cock-a-mamey bills violating Constitutional Rights, state by state illegal gun control legislation, etc

We, The Undersigned, will CONTINUE to let state and federal politicians know, that We will also CONTINUE to REJECT the epidemic and co

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3 years ago
Someone from Missoula, MT signed.
April 1, 2013
Someone from Huntersville, NC writes:
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This sort of thing will continue to happen if residents of these states do not oppose these acts of treason.