Montana preparing to secede

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by melbo, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    So the Montana Secretary of State is agreeing to secession if the second amendment is ruled against by the Supreme Court. The most militia minded state in the union, and they thought they would stay if ya take their guns away?

    <!-- / message --><!-- controls -->If Montana took concrete steps to seceed, I believe there are 3 others waiting to jump on that bandwagon (Vemont, Tenn, S.C.). I think this is a very dangerous time in this nations history, and it isnt because of "islamofascists" either.

    Oh, and Texas can come too.[beer]
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Federal government's likely response:

    You can have your Liberty when you pry my fingers from around your cold, dead neck.
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    From the MT Sec of State:


    HELENA—[FONT=&quot]Secretary of State Brad Johnson joined the many other Montanans who have weighed in on the DC v. Heller case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. A letter to the editor from Johnson appeared in today’s Washington Times, urging the court to protect an individual’s right to bear arms.[/FONT]
    “This is an important issue for Montanans,” Johnson said. “Many of Montana’s elected officials spoke out on this issue; I am proud to be among them.”
    The letter can be found at this link.

    Johnson’s letter argued that Montana’s agreement with the United States to enter the union included Montana’s constitution at the time, which guaranteed the right of “any person” to bear arms. He urged the Supreme Court to uphold an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment, rather than a collective interpretation, as best in keeping with Montana’s Compact with the United States.

    Many other elected officials around Montana have concurred in a statement of the same argument, in a bipartisan effort to defend Montanans’ individual right to keep and bear arms. The list of officials, as well as their resolution, can be found at:
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Wonder if they have room for one more rifle on the border???
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Now that is Huge!
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  7. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    I'd move there in a heartbeat.

    IF Montana is smart, instead of doing something hotheaded like the folks in SC did LAST time, they will fight this in court. They clearly have the legal hand, as the South did in 1861....which is WHY no one was ever prosecuted for 'treason' after the War of Northern Aggression.
  8. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    WOW! Now that is impressive. And given the fact that Montana is and always has been the focal point of "militia" this could be intresting. Me thinks I'll just hunker down with a nice bottle of Jack Single Barrel and wait for Quig or someone to bring the Deer summer sausage.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  9. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I don't get it - if they're so gung-ho about gun rights why didn't they seceed when the DC gun ban went into effect? This sounds like a threat to the SC which I doubt will have any effect.
  10. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    Because this case is a FEDERAL interpretation of the second amendment not an unconstitutional law being passed in a single district. DC's gun ban wasn't any type of infringement on Montana's individual rights.
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    They will never allow a state to secede. People will be killed before that ever happens. The media will black out any truth, and most folks won't even know what is going on.

    Do I hope it happens? Hell yes. We need a few states to secede and get this ball rolling. However -saying it....and doing it are two completely different things.
  12. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I have to agree with Brokor.... Applause for Montana, but I don't think it will never be allowed to happen.
  13. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Who get's the nukes? I think the Montanan's should since they paid for them with tax money and have spent the last 50 years as a target for russian/chinese nukes
  14. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ahhh another lover of the single barrel Jack. Reminds me I need to pick up another bottle......and check the humidity of the humidor.

    As to secession............well....[cow][pop]
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    If, then I'd be there in a second to assist.
  16. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Hehehe E.L.

    I'll bring the barrel you bring the good cigars and we'll have Quig bring the summer sausage. Sounds like the making of a good monkey brewhaha.
    Take care Be safe Poacher
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I have a couple MNs we can use for border defense. Can't help wondering if the new Montana passports will have RFID chips in them.
  18. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I am here to tell you, us border areas will help and this isnt new, been alot of planning and talk out west.
  19. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Hmmm . . . if it comes, I may have to retire early and move west . . . [beer]
  20. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    I wonder if the AF would let me out if I wanted to join up? Would they take the risk of having a spy in their midst and force me to stay in, let me out knowing they might have to fight me later, or just lock me up without trial for the duration? I'm guessing the last option.
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