Poll: Should immigration laws in America be changed to end birthright citizenship?

The United States is one of few countries which allows unconditional birthright citizenship for persons born in the country, regardless of the parents immigration status.

In many peoples opinion, allowing as many put it as (anchor babies) to be born in America, has helped create a large part of the illegal immigration problem. An incentive to come here illegally and give birth.

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Should immigration laws in America be changed to end birthright citizenship for illegal aliens?

Cannabis and the Montana, United States Border [Video]

The US Embassy Ottawa published this informational video about traveling to America with Cannabis. Watch the video, take the poll asking (Should Montana Legalize Recreational Marijuana Usage?) then leave your local comments below.

Should Montana Legalize Recreational Marijuana Usage?

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.”

Study says Montana is second-most dependent on gun industry

Helena Independent Record – “Montana is the state second-most dependent on the gun industry, according to a website that reviewed per-capita data about firearms industry jobs, state gun laws, gun ownership rates and the intersection between politics and guns

The website WalletHub released its report Monday.

According to the data it analyzed, Montana ranked sixth for its gun ownership rate, third for firearms-industry jobs per capita, fourth for firearms-industry output per capita and for total taxes paid by firearms industry per capita.

The state ranks fifth for National Instant Criminal Background Check System checks per capita, first for gun-control contributions to congressional members per capita and 13th for gun-rights contributions to congressional members per capita.

Montana ranks second overall with Idaho at No. 1 and is followed by Alaska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

The study ranked states across three dimensions: the firearms industry, gun prevalence and gun politics.

For the firearms industry, it examined firearms-related jobs per 10,000 residents, the number of firearms and ammunitions deals and importers per capita, the average wages and benefits in the industry, the total industry output per capita and total excise taxes paid by the firearms industry per capita.

A 2017 report from The Billings Gazette that examined statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that Montana has the most firearms companies per capita. In 2016, the most recent year numbers were available, the state had 153 licensed manufacturers.

It also examined state laws that protect gun manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits, state gun laws around mental health records reporting, private-sale background checks, open-carry and conceal-carry regulations, prohibition of access to guns for domestic violence abusers, laws to disarm dangerous people, child access prevention and waiting periods, as well as the minimum age to purchase different types of firearms.

Most of the legislation introduced in the Montana state Legislature over the last two decades has been about loosening restrictions on concealed-carry permits, increasing the places guns are allowed, opening up the state’s stand-your-ground laws, increasing shooting range funding and enshrining the right to hunt in the state’s Constitution.

In the wake of the recent shooting and killing of 17 at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a state lawmaker has asked for draft legislation to change state law so non-criminal mental health commitments can be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Open-carry is legal in Montana with some exceptions such as in schools, government buildings, places where alcohol is sold. County sheriffs issue conceal-carry permits.

For gun prevalence, the Wallet Hub study looked at the gun ownership rate of a state, gun sales per 1,000 residents, gun ads for private buying and selling and Google search interest for gun sales.

When determining the gun politics ranking, the study looked at gun-control and gun-rights contributions to congressional members and the average NRA score for the state’s senators.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, has an A+ ranking from the NRA and recently said he’d be looking for a different airline after Delta said it would no longer honor discounts for NRA members. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, was given an A- in 2012.”