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Article first appeared at Ammoland.

Missoula, MT -(Ammoland.com)- Dear MSSA Friends,

MSSA’s flagship bill last session, the “Montana Ammunition Availability Act,” was SB 122 carried by Senator Matt Rosendale, passed by the Legislature, and signed into law by the Governor.  It is now codified in the Montana Codes Annotated.


30-20-202. Legislative findings:

(1) In recognition that the people of Montana have reserved to themselves the individual right to bear arms in Article II, section 12, of the Montana constitution, the legislature finds that both this right and the firearms that the people possess are at serious risk if the people cannot obtain ammunition for firearms. An adequate source of ammunition is an indivisible and essential part of the right to bear arms. The people of Montana are totally dependent upon a very few manufacturers of smokeless propellant, small arms primers, and cartridge cases located in other states for small arms ammunition used in Montana.

(2) The legislature intends to encourage the manufacture of smokeless propellant, small arms primers, and cartridge cases within the borders of Montana to ensure availability of small arms ammunition for the people of Montana and to fully implement the right to bear arms that the people have reserved to themselves.

The MAAA provides significant tax breaks for any business that starts up in Montana to manufacture smokeless powder, small-arms primers, or cartridge brass, it provides defectless product liability protection for such products, and it offers access to all existing Montana economic development programs for any such business.

If you know of or hear of any entity intending or wishing to establish a business in Montana manufacturing ammunition components (does not apply to loaded ammunition), please let me know.

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, President Montana Shooting Sports Association
Author, Gun Laws of Montana

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