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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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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Poll If the election for our new district 1 house seat were being held today, I would likely vote for…..

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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Public Poll: Who is the most pro-gun political candidate you have ever supported or plan to vote for in Montana?

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Who is the most pro-gun political candidate you have ever or plan to vote for in Montana?

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POLL: My Personal Favorite Amendments To The United States Constitution Are…

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My Personal Favorite Amendments To The United States Constitution Are...

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POLL: Should Montana Implement an Electoral College Type Election System for Governor and U.S. Representatives?

With the census awarding us another Congress seat, the subject of an in-state electoral college type system comes up again.

Is it time for a change in Montana’s popular voting system for in-state elections so that rural voters in Montana are represented equally by having an elector in every county such as the locally elected Sheriff? Vote in the poll, read more, log in and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Do you Support or Oppose implementing an Electoral College system for Montana Governor and U.S. Reps?

No one disagrees that a one person, one vote rule is essential in our Constitutional Representative Republic!

But does this not seem to break down when dealing with larger populations in that rural voters are no longer represented equally because they choose not to be part of a collective like liberal Missoula or Bozeman College towns? Who almost always sway the vote near the end of every Montana election. More often than not the entire state is looking like it will turn out one way, only to be overturned after counting big city votes who by default lose common sense at the ballot box.

Popular vote in county and city elections is essential to American liberty in a Constitutional Republic. It is literally the backbone of Democracy. It is essential where people are able to shake hands, speak face to face and eye to eye. The ability to speak directly to your representatives representing you is critical. You meet them on the street and can easily speak to them directly. Town Halls actually mean something. The people in local governments are held accountable by their neighbors. Where local law enforcement is your neighbor and their patrol car is in their driveway. They literally have to keep their eyes on the ball because it might roll through their living room window. If these locally elected representatives disagree with the community, they are gone in the next election. That is how representative government is at least envisioned to work. The good news is that our state can change that at least for our own state representatives. Current reps continue getting elected because lobbyists purchase the elections. If our US state reps were elected by county electors voted in to office by us rather than popular state vote as it is now, would that not help prevent the largest populated cities to dictate all elections?

Montana has 56 counties in a variety of geographical sizes. We have elected representatives in our county elections and can meet with them and speak eye to eye on any subject we want almost anytime. That’s where one person, one vote works! Is it not fair to think that each county might have an equal say about the state representation they receive so that it is equal to the state representation that Missoula or Bozeman, or Helena receives as a collective? Or should their collective values be worth more than your county?

Who in your area is the most tuned in to your local situation? Your Sheriff for example might be someone who is the most tuned in to local news and events as well as safety and security in your location. Could your locally elected by popular vote county sheriff not be considered someone who might represent you better as an elector for in state elections and cast your county’s vote based on popular vote in your county?