(Big League Politics) – This past Friday Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed legislation to protect from any kind of upcoming federal legislation that threatens the second amendment rights of Montanans.
Today, I proudly signed Rep. Hinkle's law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms.
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) April 23, 2021
“Today, I proudly signed Rep. Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms,” Gianforte posted on Twitter. “I will always protect our #2A right to keep and bear arms.”
This new law forbids any kind of law enforcement officer from forcing any type of federal firearm restrictions in the state of Montana.
The idea of a “second amendment sanctuary” – which is to say a state that refuses to follow any kind of federal infringements on the second amendment of the United States Constitution has recently been picking up steam. In Oklahoma, a bill using those exact terms is currently headed to the desk of the Governor awaiting action. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently took action as well, signing a similar bill.
On the flip side, recent second amendment action has also been a great litmus test for many Americans to see which elected leaders truly care for their Constitutional rights, versus politicians who pay lip service at best and nothing more. One such example is Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, who bucked the recent trend by vetoing a pro second amendment bill in the state of Arkansas.
Governor Gianforte has repeatedly stressed that he is and always will be pro Second Amendment. So far he has kept that promise, given his recent actions both with this bill and other recent action of signing Constitutional Carry into law.