Saturday, October 26, 2019

Victory in Montana

City of Missoula v. Fox (Mont. 2019) struck down a Missoula ordinance mandating background checks on private transfer under a preemption statute.  Very interesting as to motive:
As the Attorney General notes, the District Court’s interpretation of the exception in subsection (2) is overbroad. As the Ordinance offers, its background check requirements for firearm transactions is intended to be a “prevention mechanism to serve as a deterrent” to the possession of firearms. City of Missoula, Mont., Municipal Code § 9.60.010 (2016)
Missoula is a college town, so such an attempt is unsurprising.

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