Poll: The most important issues that I think the MSSA should tackle in the 2023 legislative session should be…

Gary from the Montana Shooting Sports Association is asking for help deciding issues to address in the upcoming legislative session. See each issue and it’s description embedded below the poll to understand each issue, then take the poll, share and comment. It is limited to seven choices to help us narrow the results better. Reply to his email or see his request quoted from a recent email below. Join MSSA NOW HERE to help fund the fight and be sure to get on his email list so you receive these updates. Also be sure to join the Politics and Alerts Group Here to tune in to these and more and get legislative alerts.

MSSA legislative agenda for the next legislative session. MSSA gets pro-gun bills through every session of the Legislature. Our wish list for the session that will begin in January of 2023 is contained in our legislative candidate questionnaire (CQ) for this election cycle. This wish list is too long and must be pared back to 3-5 items. We just don’t have the bandwidth to do a good job of ramrodding more bills than that. I need your help in pruning and prioritizing this wish list. Please study through the CQ. It is available at: https://progunleaders.org/CQ2022/Leg2022CQ.html

Please get back to me with your top five choices for bills for MSSA to push next session. Also, please list these in the order of priority you prefer, most important to least important. Just give me the question numbers (yes, I know the CQ questions are misnumbered – brain fade on my part – just use the question numbers there). Thanks for your help with this!

The most important issues that I think The Montana Shooting Sports Association should tackle in 2023 should be ...
  • "Red flag" laws 13%, 12 votes
    12 votes 13%
    12 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Sheriffs First - Law Enforcement Cooperation 13%, 12 votes
    12 votes 13%
    12 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Sheriffs in the Constitution 10%, 9 votes
    9 votes 10%
    9 votes - 10% of all votes
  • "Shall not be called in question." 9%, 8 votes
    8 votes 9%
    8 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Power of the Board of Regents 8%, 7 votes
    7 votes 8%
    7 votes - 8% of all votes
  • The cost of self defense 8%, 7 votes
    7 votes 8%
    7 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Reinvigorate the Montana Home Guard 7%, 6 votes
    6 votes 7%
    6 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Government spending to influence elections outcome 7%, 6 votes
    6 votes 7%
    6 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Non-discrimination over firearms 6%, 5 votes
    5 votes 6%
    5 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Oath of office enforcement 6%, 5 votes
    5 votes 6%
    5 votes - 6% of all votes
  • The price of civil rights 4%, 4 votes
    4 votes 4%
    4 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Constitutional cleanup 2%, 2 votes
    2 votes 2%
    2 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Shooting range property taxes 2%, 2 votes
    2 votes 2%
    2 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Higher education and shooting sports 2%, 2 votes
    2 votes 2%
    2 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Rights upon release from custody 1%, 1 vote
    1 vote 1%
    1 vote - 1% of all votes
  • Shooting range funding 1%, 1 vote
    1 vote 1%
    1 vote - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 89
Voters: 20
09/14/2022
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Montana 2023 Legislative Session: Guns & Weapons Bills Search

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Where can I find a list of the best Montana YouTube & Rumble video channels related to guns, gear and ammo?

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Public Poll: If the election for our new District 1 House Seat were being held today, I would likely vote for…..

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Polls for those serving or candidates wanting to serve Montana gun owners to strongly consider

Dear candidates and voters, please vote in all of the polls below and share these with your candidates. Candidates and supporters are welcome and encouraged to put their candidates position on the record below or share links to your public statements elsewhere. These are the primary topics to address for gun owners to gain confidence in your commitment to help protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Comment on all polls below or individual poll pages at the links below each poll.

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Do You Support or Oppose Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?

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Do You Support or Oppose Permit-less Concealed Carry in Montana?

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Do You Support or Oppose Trained and Certified Armed School Staff Willing to Carry a Concealed Weapon?


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Do You Support or Oppose The Castle Doctrine in Montana?

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Do You Support or Oppose a Ban on Semi-Automatic Firearms?

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Do You Support or Oppose A Ban on High Capacity Magazines?

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Do you Support or Oppose "Red Flag" Gun Laws in Montana?

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Would you SUPPORT or OPPOSE a SHERIFFS FIRST BILL that would make it a state crime for federal officers to arrest, search, or seize anything from a citizen without written permission from that Montana county's elected Sheriff?

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Watch John Crump Live question Dudley Brown of NAGR on his questionable fundraising and activities [Video]

Gary Marbut, President of Montana Shooting Sports Association has warned us about Dudley Brown’s National Association of Gun Rights tactics and ‘nefarious” fundraising methods. Read more on that here.

Watch John Crump interview Dudley in the recent video below. Scroll back to watch the entire video. It is cued to start with Dudley’s interview. Listen closely and watch until he basically doesn’t want to answer any more questions and leaves because they go in to more detail than he’s comfortable with. Not only was he a dirt bag before he started his various fund raising activities, Dudley sure sounds like a slimy guy doing as little as possible with the tens of millions of dollars he’s talked people out of in 2A fundraising. It sounds like a majority of the money he raises tax free is spent to raise more tax free money instead of fighting for 2A rights. He shows up to the fight after someone else does all of the work, gets the headlines he needs to fund raise more and moves on. We watched him do it in our recent fight for HB102 in Montana.

If you have evidence contradicting Gary or John Crumps evidence in the video below, feel free to share that for the rest of us. I won’t be giving NAGR any money or promoting their “association” and would strongly advise against you doing so. Put your money where we know it works like MSSA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA, sometimes NRA and of course your city and state pro-gun candidates!

Gary Marbut on Dudley Brown and NAGR – The National Association of Gun Rights and their “nefarious” activities

Luckily we prevailed and passed HB102 | Permitless Concealed Carry without them. Read Gary’s letter about tactics used by Dudley Brown and his minions. Find below Gary’s emails sent on January 10th of 2021 after they literally tried to sabotage and then take credit for yet another of our bills to get your donations.

Dear MSSA Friends,

I want to alert you to a nefarious and opportunistic entity. The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) has several times in the past claimed sole credit for MSSA’s successes, attempting to raise funds for their founder, Dudley Brown, by pirating our successes.

NAGR has launched a major fundraising campaign claiming that MSSA’s HB 102 has been highjacked by unspecified anti-gun forces and, to rescue it, NAGR is desperate for donations. That’s a lie, of course. HB 102 has NOT been highjacked, although NAGR does seem desperate. This lie is all about fundraising for NAGR, its only mission (they only pretend to care about the RKBA because they’ve learned they can get fearful gun owners to part with bucks with a panicky claim that the RKBA sky is falling).

In advancing this fundraising campaign, NAGR is doing its level best to confuse Montana legislators about HB 102, and confuse gun owners. Don’t fall for that. MSSA, the NRA, the NSSA, GOA, and the CCRKBA are all squarely behind HB 102, and all view NAGR with contempt.

In order to dispel some of the confusion NAGR is deliberately spreading, I have developed the graphic below to explain how HB 102 would affect carrying firearms in bars and restaurants. I admit that HB 102 doesn’t go quite as far as some would like, because it doesn’t allow unpermitted CCW in bars and restaurants with liquor licenses. It does make progress – it advances the ball down the field to another first down. We looked at allowing unpermitted CCW in bars for this bill, but decided that would invoke too much political opposition and would threaten the other yardage gained in the bill – that is, insisting on that extra gain would likely kill the whole bill and we’d get nothing.

Yes, that’s a political call, but it’s my call, and I’m the guy who has the experience of getting 68 pro-gun bills through the Legislature and enacted into law. As far as I know, NAGR has accomplished absolutely nothing positive for the RKBA.

So, here is the explanatory graphic. Feel free to redistribute this.

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
Author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com

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Watch Dudley get interrogated by John Crump Live in this new video questioning his tax free fundraising. Scroll back to view the entire video. This is cued to start at the interview.