The Montana Shooting Sports Association has released its 78 endorsements for candidates

FWD: NEWS RELEASE
(for immediate release, 8/28/18)

Gun Group Grades, Endorses Montana Candidates
78 Candidates for Congress and Legislature Endorsed

MISSOULA – The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) has released its endorsements and grades for candidates on the ballot for the 2018 General Election. MSSA has endorsed 78 candidates for Congress and for the Montana Legislature.

MSSA is the chief political advocate for Montana gun owners and hunters. MSSA has gotten 68 pro-gun and pro-hunting measures through the Legislature and enacted into law. MSSA supports Montana gun owners and promotes firearms safety.

For the U.S. Senate, MSSA endorsed Matt Rosendale. MSSA explains that when Rosendale was in the Montana Senate, he carried MSSA’s “Ammunition Availability Act” at the request of MSSA. That Act was intended to encourage the manufacture of ammunition components in Montana, smokeless powder, primers, and cartridge cases. MSSA expressed concern that Rosendale’s chief opponent, Jon Tester, has voted for gun control bills in the Senate and opposed Supreme Court nominees who don’t favor expanding government power.

MSSA also endorsed incumbent Congressman Greg Gianforte to be returned to the U.S. House. MSSA president Gary Marbut commented, “I know Greg. He’s one of us. He understands the right to keep and bear arms, and it’s not just lip service. Besides, we have a voting record for his opponent Williams, from when she was in the Legislature and it’s a bad record. She simply would not work with Republicans on pro-gun bills.”

About Rosendale, Marbut said, “Matt has a 100% voting record on gun issues in the Legislature and he successfully carried our Ammunition Availability Act for Montana gun owners. Those prove his commitment to our issues”

Marbut said he is concerned that Tester and Williams, both Democrats, likely agree with the ostensible party leader for Montana Democrats, Governor Bullock, who recently announced his support for a wide array of gun control. It is unknown if Tester and Williams will publicly admit agreement with Bullock this close to an election, or disagree with Bullock and create a rift on the subject in the Democrat Party.

The remaining 76 endorsements were for seats in the Montana Legislature, Senate and House. Of these, 74 were for Republican candidates and two were for Libertarians. MSSA could not identify any Democrat candidates with an acceptable voting record or an adequate returned candidate questionnaire to meet its endorsement criteria. While MSSA provided Green Party candidates with the MSSA candidate questionnaire, Green Party candidates have been removed from the November ballot with a lawsuit by Democrats.

All of MSSA’s candidate endorsements and candidate grades are posted Online at: http://progunleaders.org/MSSA2018Grades/

Information: Gary Marbut, 549-1252, mssa@mtssa.org


Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org

Steve Bullock’s betrayal of gun owning Montana supporters and the 2nd Amendment [Video]

Because he has only had to pander to JFK type democrat voters in Montana, where 90% of all homes have guns including democrats, Governor Steve Bullock has always gone against the general grain of the democrat party in regard to the Second Amendment and for the most part has always claimed he supports it.

If you haven’t heard the news, he has gone off the deep left end of the political spectrum in America and now supports all of the fanatical left’s gun control agenda, even at the expense of losing his local gun owning democrat supporters. Is it only due to his upcoming presidential run? Bullock now openly supports universal background checks which requires universal gun registration, limiting magazine capacities and banning semi-automatic weapons.

Has Steve Bullock betrayed his own gun owning supporters? Will this make his gun owning voters walk away from him in the 2020 presidential election? Watch the video, vote in the poll below and if you haven’t already, register, login and discuss below.

If Governor Steve Bullock runs for president in 2020, what chance is there that you'll be voting for him?

Poll: 94% so far believe basic firearms safety training should be taught in public schools

Although there is no way of knowing for certain, it is believed that from 60-90 percent of homes in Montana have firearms. The likelihood that a child will at some point come in contact with a gun is very high. Should children be taught in schools about basic firearms safety, whether they have guns in their homes or not? At what age should we begin teaching our kids about gun safety? Take the polls, comment and share below.

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Helena, Montana’s National Center for Unwanted Firearms takes gun donations [Video]

 
KTVH – Helena’s National Center for Unwanted Firearms takes gun donations

“Over the weekend the new Helena based non-profit The National Center for Unwanted Firearms participated in the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C.

“We’re a non-political organization, we don’t take sides. Obviously I’m pro-gun, I made a career out of it,” said Bruce Seiler, co-founder The National Center for Unwanted Firearms.

The idea for The National Center for Unwanted Firearms started back in 2009, but it wasn’t until last year organization became official.

Bruce Seiler and Chip Ayers are the co-founders. Combined they have 80 years of experience working with firearms, and have created a new non-profit organization, to help take unwanted guns off the streets.

Both worked for the U.S. Secret Service, Seiler was an Armorer/Ordinance Specialist.

“So who better than I to know what’s junk and what’s not, and what’s worth keeping, so rather than some legislature make that decision, we thought we would accept some responsibility as a manufacturer, and start a non-profit that helps dispose of firearms and be a junkyard for firearms in America,” said Seiler.

People can submit a gun and choose to have it sold or destroyed.

If the gun has historical value, they’ll help it find its way to a museum.

“I think about all the issues and all the manufacturers I dealt with and the firearms industry, they are making them, but who is getting rid of them? And we don’t want them to fall in the wrong hands,” said Seiler.

In some cases, the guns they receive may be made available to law enforcement for training.

Another part of the mission of The National Center for Unwanted Firearms is to promote gun safety in the home.

“We have a state that is unique, because we have Senators and Congressmen that are aware of the hunting and firearms. We don’t look at firearms in Montana the way they do in the inner cities. I was 9 when I had my first firearm, my father was an Ordinance Colonel,” said Seiler.

Seiler said back in his time people valued guns differently.

“And we had responsibility. Now they can fall into the wrong hands, times have changed,” said Seiler.

Seiler tells us they will also offer consultation to collectors on the safest way sell to firearms.

They recently advised a Washington D.C. man with over 200 guns to use a federal firearms license. It was to help transfer the guns to avoid liability, should the guns fall into the wrong hands.

You can sell or donate firearms here, or call (833) 448-4867.”