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Old 04-20-2009, 06:08 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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A different take on it. Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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It won't affect today's gun owners. Its intent is to ensure that tomorrow we still have gun owners, and that the feds can't take that future away from us.
Thanks Reziac. That was what I thought, but just wanted to make sure as the article wasn't very clear about that particular aspect.

As my son is studying to become a gunsmith, issues like this are important to me personally. I'd like to think he's not elected to become one of those "dying trades".
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Thanks Reziac. That was what I thought, but just wanted to make sure as the article wasn't very clear about that particular aspect.

As my son is studying to become a gunsmith, issues like this are important to me personally. I'd like to think he's not elected to become one of those "dying trades".
Oh, those "dying trades" may end up being some of the most important skills of the future... besides, if we don't keep them alive in our own country, where will we buy those products in the future? Somehow using a mass-produced cheap Chinese rifle lacks all appeal, not to mention all safety margin!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I think I'll hang on to my machine shop tools for a while. They may come in handy someday.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Rez's quick translation for the masses:
Hey, D.C.! See this boundary? Inside it you'll find THE STATE OF MONTANA. According to the 10th Amendment, what we do inside our state borders is none of your damn business. You have no power to regulate commerce within or among the states, including this one.

Hey, D.C., see these guns and ammo, made in MONTANA? under the foregoing, they're none of your damn business either.
See? Simple. And there was much cheering!!
This also was a shot across the bow when it comes to things like medical marijuana and other state items.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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This also was a shot across the bow when it comes to things like medical marijuana and other state items.
Speaking of hemp, did you see this?

Paul (TX14) - Speech and Statement - Statement Introducing HR 1866, Industrial Hemp Farming Act (http://www.house.gov/apps/list/speech/tx14_paul/IndHemp.shtml - broken link)

The most relevant section:

Eight States--Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia--allow industrial hemp production or research in accord with state laws. However, federal law is standing in the way of farmers in these states growing what may be a very profitable crop. Because of current federal law, all hemp included in products sold in the United States must be imported instead of being grown by American farmers.
We USE hemp. Because we use it, we must IMPORT it. Explain to me how that does American farmers, or Americans in general, any good?

To my understanding hemp farming wasn't banned because of the THC issue in the first place, tho in the culture coming out of Prohibition, that made a handy excuse (and neglects to note that industrial hemp has insignificant levels of THC). It was banned because William Randolph Hearst owned big pulp-timber tracts used for making paper, and hemp was a direct competitor for the paper-pulp market.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Here's an interesting piece. We'll be watching, to see how it all plays out.

“The president believes that federal resources should not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to fill out the ranks of the federal government, he expects them to review their policies with that in mind,” White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said.

DEA pot raids go on; Obama opposes - Washington Times
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Speaking of hemp, did you see this?

Paul (TX14) - Speech and Statement - Statement Introducing HR 1866, Industrial Hemp Farming Act (http://www.house.gov/apps/list/speech/tx14_paul/IndHemp.shtml - broken link)

The most relevant section:
Eight States--Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia--allow industrial hemp production or research in accord with state laws. However, federal law is standing in the way of farmers in these states growing what may be a very profitable crop. Because of current federal law, all hemp included in products sold in the United States must be imported instead of being grown by American farmers.
We USE hemp. Because we use it, we must IMPORT it. Explain to me how that does American farmers, or Americans in general, any good?

To my understanding hemp farming wasn't banned because of the THC issue in the first place, tho in the culture coming out of Prohibition, that made a handy excuse (and neglects to note that industrial hemp has insignificant levels of THC). It was banned because William Randolph Hearst owned big pulp-timber tracts used for making paper, and hemp was a direct competitor for the paper-pulp market.
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