Oral Arguments On Motion To Dismiss MSSA v. Holder Scheduled

June 1, 2010

Oral argument has been scheduled in MSSA v. Holder (Montana Shooting Sports Association v. Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General) concerning the U.S. Motion to Dismiss., for Thursday, July 15th, at 9 AM, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch.

You should remember that MSSA v. Holder is our lawsuit to validate the principles of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.

We don’t know yet which courtroom in the federal courthouse in Missoula will be used. Whatever one is used it would be great for the spectator area to be fully occupied. It should be an interesting day.

Several folks have asked if cameras or video recorders are allowed. I’m told that no recording devices are allowed in a federal courtroom (at least in Missoula).

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana

Important Notice To Michigan Bear Hunting Guides

June 1, 2010

Guides and outfitters in Michigan should take heed that beginning in 2010 there will be enforcement of the law that requires all commercial guides and outfitters to obtain a Special Use Permit if they intent to hunt bears on State Lands. For more information about commercial guide land use permits, see this link.

Update: June 1, 2010

It has been brought to my attention that commercial guides and outfitters who plan to use the National Forests are required to obtain special use permits from the National Forest Service.