Molloy shoots down Montana-made guns lawsuit, makes everyone happy

Posted by Alex Sakariassen on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy today threw out a lawsuit spearheaded by resident gun nut Gary Marbut that seeks to validate the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act. Molloy's ruling takes the side of the U.S. Department of Justice, which refutes the act's claim that guns manufactured and sold within a state's borders are free from federal regulation. And it should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the issue that Marbut's overjoyed with the court decision.

"We've believed all along that the federal District Court cannot grant the relief we request," Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, said in a statement this afternoon. "We seek to overturn a half-century of bad precedent. Only the U.S. Supreme Court can do that. In that light the pending dismissal by the District Court means little except that we are now free to move to the next step of the process."

A number of parties have come out in support of Marbut's court case over the past year, including the Gun Owners of America, the Weapons Collectors Society of Montana and the state of Utah. The suit will now pass to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as Marbut continues to climb the legal ladder to the U.S. Supreme Court. His goal, he's said, is to use the case to set a precedent for states rights by removing federal control of Montana-made guns.

"That the U.S. is so desperate to keep this matter from going to trial tells me that they are very afraid of any precedent that might be established," Marbut said.

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So does that make us all Comment Nuts? ;)

Posted by Joe on 10/20/2010 at 11:39 PM

Why would you call the president of a state wide organization a "Gun Nut", unless you are one of those socialist Nuts that does not believe in mans God Given right for Freedom.
Out of the 974,989 people that live in Montana, I would bet 970,000 believe in their right of Freedom! The others must think that socialism is the way to go and should move to Russian and see how they like it over there.

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Posted by GLS4Freedom on 10/03/2010 at 10:59 AM

"Makes everyone happy…" except of course anyone who understands the purpose of the Second Amendment. Perhaps you meant to write, "makes lamestream journalists happy."

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Posted by Obviousman on 10/01/2010 at 10:08 PM
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