The Montana Firearms Freedom Act has suffered a setback in the plaintiffs’ attempt at declaratory judgment in order that the state can manufacture and sell, within the bounds of the state, firearms and accessories, without undergoing the scrutiny of the Federal Government.

Attorney General Eric Holder has filed in Montana court for dismissal on the grounds that “lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted”.

In an effort to get MSSA v. Holder into a courtroom in order that declaratory judgment could be rendered, Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch granted dismissal on the grounds claimed by the defendant.

It is my understanding that this dismissal ruling will be appealed.

Tom Remington