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Second Amendment Under Attack in Montana

The city of Missoula filed a lawsuit on behalf of the city against the people of Montana.

Second Amendment Under Attack in Montana
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Second Amendment Under Attack in Montana

by Tim Ravndal

In 2016 the City of Missoula, Montana adopted an ordinance under section 9-60 of the municipal code that calls the right to keep and bear arms into question. The bill’s primary sponsor is Ward 1 council member Bryan von Lossberg. The ordinance prohibits the exchange or sale of any weapon within the city limits without going through a complete background check on both the seller and the buyer.

A socialist-funded organization called “Moms Demand Action” put both financial and legal support behind the Missoula elected officials. The organization has been on the anti-gun movement for over 5 years and are funded by the likes of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros. They continue to engage in anti-gun movements including indoctrination programs in the public-school system.

Another organization that is supporting the violation of the people’s rights by providing funding and legal council is: “Every Town For Safety”.

After multiple meetings before the city council the elected officials moved forward in spite of multiple challenges to the constitutionality of the proposed ordinance. In other words, the city marched forward regardless of the Constitutional Provisions prohibiting the city from acting against the rights of the people.

The people of Montana continued to seek relief from the tyranny in Missoula and the Attorney General of Montana, Tim Fox, was asked to intervene on behalf of the people. Mr. Fox in early 2017 issued a legal opinion that voided the ordinance.

Back in February of this year, a couple hundred students from the Missoula area schools joined the national school walk out against guns. Using talking points bought by the anti-gun extremists, the students were scripted to chant; “Hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”

In April of this year, in the Missoula County District Court before Judge Robert “Dusty” Deschamps, the city of Missoula filed a lawsuit on behalf of the city against the people of Montana. City Attorney Jim Nugent, determined that Montana law grants local governments the power to adopt background checks in order to keep “convicted felons, adjudicated mental incompetents and illegal aliens” from acquiring a gun. Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the judge to throw out the lawsuit. Mr. Nugent reads the part of Montana Statute that fits the agenda while leaving out the rest of the law.

The national organizations against the Second Amendment are providing the elected officials of Missoula a pro bono attorney. When the lawsuit was announced, Missoula Mayor John Engen said he was not aware of any legal precedent for a city challenging an attorney general’s opinion. The city has hired Missoula law firm Boone Karlberg, although has capped the expenses for the firm at $25,000.

Earlier this summer officials with Missoula County stepped into the battle and stopped the scheduled opening of the annual gun show held at the County Fairgrounds. They cited the fact that the Missoula County Fairgrounds are on or near school property. Because school was still in session, the officials of the county demanded that the show not open until 3:00PM when school would not be in session. So…the officials wanted to make sure that the students at the nearby school would be able to attend the gun show when it opened. The County officials eventually agreed to allow the show to open at 1:00PM as scheduled but demanded that no weapons be sold till after 3:00PM.

Hayes Otoupalik

This past weekend Gun show organizer Hayes Otoupalik organized the annual gun show held at the University of Montana Adams Field house. Hayes is a longtime warrior on defending our rights and has been organizing gun shows for over 50 years. He is a weapons collector and historian from Missoula.

Joanna Dawson, having been involved in the gun shows for over 20 years here in Montana, shares her story where she got married at a gun show and her Dad was offered 6 shotguns to perform the ceremony. The second amendment family is a very tight group that stand united in the face of tyranny.

Everyone can see the insanity that is at play here. This story has nothing to do with Gun Safety, but rather gun control. We are awaiting court scheduling to be made available to remain at the table on behalf of the people. Stay tuned for further developments.

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5 Comments on Second Amendment Under Attack in Montana

  1. Democrats have obviously invaded Montana. They have some serious problems over there. They need to wake up and put the people and the constitution back in control. This has reached a tipping point. What has happened to the people of Montana?

  2. “A socialist-funded organization called “Moms Demand Action” “The organization has been on the anti-gun movement for over 5 years and are funded by the likes of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros.”

    We here this all too often – where is the proof? As constitutional journalists we are under the microscope constantly. If statements like this are without factual basis, they should not be used. The impact of the story would not change without the statement, but is challanged without basis.

    • The footer on the website has a list of trademarked “names” ending with, “…, and STROLLER JAM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc.” Looking up “Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc.” points to the url:

      All the urls on the footer list are registered by a blind company:
      Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC

      But the actual hosting company is Canadian:
      Registrant Name: Data Protected Data Protected
      Toronto, ON M6K 3M1, Canada

      And with the usual caveats about using WikiPedia as a source this is found:

      “Everytown for Gun Safety is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence. Everytown was founded in 2014, combining ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ and ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’. Everytown for Gun Safety is largely financed by Michael Bloomberg, who also founded the group.”

      And, “Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns recently came together to form a new group named Everytown for Gun Safety. Last month, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to spend $50 million this year to support the organization.”

  3. It is very simple, the people notify the people in question that this is a act of war against the USC and “We The People” and we will respond accordingly. Arrest the culprits and execute the within 12 hours of being found guilty by a tribunal! Problem fixed!

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