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    Exclamation Senators to Attorney General Holder: Stay away from our guns

    Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester sent a simple and clear message to Attorney General Eric Holder today: any new gun restrictions are a non-starter.

    In a letter to Holder, Baucus and Tester emphasized the need to enforce current laws on the books instead of passing additional laws which could infringe on Montanans’ 2nd Amendment rights.

    “We oppose reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons, and we call on the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws before it considers imposing any new restrictions on gun ownership,” Baucus and Tester wrote.

    The letter continued by explaining Montana’s proud outdoor heritage and how important gun ownership is to that heritage.

    “We value our outdoor heritage, and a large part of that is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Passing this heritage down from one generation to the next is a sacred part of being a Montanan, and something that we will always fight to protect,” the letter states.

    The Senators’ letter was prompted by recent comments that Holder made about wanting to introduce new gun restrictions.

    Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock applauds the stand that Baucus and Tester have taken.

    "Max and Jon are exactly right—we need to be enforcing the laws that we have on the books," Bullock said. "These one-size-fits all gun laws might be popular in some parts of the country, but they don't work for Montana."

    As senators, Baucus and Tester both are members of the Congressional Sportsmen Caucus, which consists of Senators and Representatives working together to protect public lands so future generations can hunt, fish, hike and enjoy other outdoor activities. Baucus is a past Chairman of the caucus, and Tester is the current Vice-Chairman.

    -Letter Pasted Below-

    Dear Attorney General Holder:

    This letter is in regards to your recent comments suggesting the reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons. We oppose reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons, and we call on the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws before it considers imposing any new restrictions on gun ownership.

    Your comments noted increased violence among international drug traffickers as a reason to reexamine the ban on assault weapons within this country; however, this statement fails to acknowledge laws already in place that work to address this issue. Under current law, both transferring a firearm to someone knowing that it will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime as well as possessing a firearm in furtherance of a Federal drug trafficking crime are already federal felonies punishable by imprisonment.

    We will strongly oppose any legislation that will infringe upon the rights of individual gun owners. We value our outdoor heritage, and a large part of that is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Passing this heritage down from one generation to the next is a sacred part of being a Montanan, and something that we will always fight to protect. In the light of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling of District of Columbia v. Heller, affirming the Second Amendment right to bear arms as an individual and constitutionally protected right, we urge you to avoid any legislative proposals that would jeopardize the Constitutional right of law-abiding Americans to own firearms.

    Sincerely,
    U.S. Senator Max Baucus
    U.S. Senator Jon Tester

    Source: U.S. Senator Jon Tester
    Last edited by lukem; 03-04-2009 at 11:46 AM.
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  3. excellent!

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    That's really good. I'm starting to acquire quite a fondness for Montana. It sounds like a lot of Patriots live up there.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

  5. this is why i have wanted to move to Montana for about 4yrs now.I would love to see senators from other states take notice and do the same thing. Like the ones from Ga where I am from.

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    so there is such thing as "good" senators... we sure didn't see proof of that with obama...

    at least I know I will always have a welcoming state to move to if need be.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    I never expect Evan Blaaggh I mean Bayh, to say something like this. Commie Leftist weirdo from Indiana. Makes me wish there was something, anything, for me in Montana, So I could move there
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  8. Post Bravo! My kind of Senators

    How proud the people of Montana must be of their Senators. I have just e-mailed (via the NRA Legislative system nra.ila) both NC Senators and our Congressman with a copy of the letter sent. I just hope they will show the gumption that these two fine men did! I encourage and CHALLENGE all who will and have read this article to do the same! The fight to stop elitist from taking away our 2nd amendment rights MUST continue with ACTION by US, not depend on the good will of those elitist! They will not! Don't complain when the lettered police batter down your door and take your guns, because if you let them take (BLACK) guns then they will come next for your hunting rifle, target rifle, pistol etc. If you haven't read "The Battle of Jakes" then google it and read it, it may open your eyes.!

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    Yes!!! Good letter!!!

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    I live in Wisconsin but Montana is looking better all the time.

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    Western states are always a harder nut to crack for the Dems and gun control. Even the moron Reid is leery of going anti-gun knowing he'll get skewered at home.

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