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Montana Legislative News

From Edna Kent of Montanans for Limited Government: “Important legislation is on the horizon. Please be prepared to act quickly as we send out more announcements and calls to action next week as more details on Personhood, Local Food Choice, and other bills becomes available. And a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who continues to participate in this session by messaging, emailing, and calling legislators. Believe us when we say it is making a significant difference!” If you would like to be added to the email list to receive these weekly updates, send an email request to: mtforltdgov@gmail.com.

HB703  YES
Prohibit use of Vax Status or Immunity Passport for Certain Purposes Apr 12, 3 pm, Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety
Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
SB399  YES
Revise and Simplify Income Taxes Apr 13, 8 am, House Taxation
Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
SB385  YES
Revise Special District Laws Apr 13, 8 am, House Taxation
Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
HR6  YES
Resolution Opposing MUS Requiring COVID Vaccine Apr 13, 3 pm, House Human Services
Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
SB400  YES
Parental rights Apr 14, 8 am, House Judiciary
Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

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Montana’s 2A Rights URGENT Action Needed

From Gary Marbut of President Montana Shooting Sports Association. Gary has spoken to us at Stand Together For Freedom Mondays:

MSSA Friends,

HB 436 was tabled on Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  HB 436 is to finish the work begun by LR-130 last year, and patch a couple of loopholes left over from HB 102.

Usual pro-gun stalwart Senator Bob Brown made the motion to table HB 436 and was joined by all Democrats and Senator Esp,  and also joined by usual pro-gun stalwart senators Manzella and Regier.  (Note:  Republicans McGilvrey, Hinebauch, and Friedel voted against the motion to table HB 436, so they stuck with us.)  Why did these three pro-gun senators oppose HB 436?  Well, there are several reasons.

1.  These senators are fed up with the inept and offensive lobbying tactics by the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR).  NAGR was founded by opportunist Dudley Brown to raise money for Dudley using gun rights as bait.  To help justify NAGR’s aggressive fundraising, they have adopted a lobbying style similar to a toddler who throws a screaming tantrum in a public place.  NAGR and people in its orbit will scream and threaten, and generally be abusive to legislators.

NAGR did this with HB 436, which seriously offended these pro-gun senators.  This is why I ALWAYS advise you to be polite when contacting legislators.  NAGR will brag about such abusive tactics, saying “See how effective we are!  We’re getting their attention!”  Yeah, right.

I have told NAGR to stay out of Montana.  Alas, we have no way to enforce that, so we warn legislators to ignore them.  This is not the first pro-gun bill they’ve killed or hampered in Montana with their offensive tactics

All other known gun rights groups agree with MSSA about NAGR, including the NRA, GOA, and SAF/CCRKBA.  NAGR is a bad actor and a gun rights liability.  In fundraising pitches to support their founder Dudley, NAGR will claim sole responsibility for the successes of LR-130 and HB 102 and demand donations because only they can fix the next sky-is-falling gun rights problem.  They have tried to cash in on other MSSA successes before by claiming responsibility for those.

So, the primary reason pro-gun senators Brown, Manzella, and Regier voted against HB 436 was because they were fed up with the antics and tactics of NAGR and its followers.

2.  There is growing tension between the Senate and House.  This always happens late in the session.  The House gets frustrated over House bills being delayed, amended, or tabled in the Senate.  The Senate gets frustrated by Senate bills being delayed, amended, or tabled in the House.  That’s why I like to bring MSSA bills early, as we did with HB 102 and HB 258, before this animosity flares up.  I’ve seen sessions much worse than this one in this regard, especially when the Democrats control one chamber and Republicans control the other.  The House may kill one Senate bill, so the Senate kills three House bills.  Then the House will kill six Senate bills, and so forth.

This tension is not as bad this session with Republicans controlling both chambers, but the tension and frustration is building in the Legislature.  Members of the Senate are running short on patience with House bills now because of some bills favored by the Senate that have not done well in the House.

HB 436, of course, is a House bill, which came before the Senate Judiciary Committee as frustration is building in the Senate over the fate of Senate bills in the House.

3.  Legislators are wearing out.  The Montana Legislature meets for only 90 working days every two years.  Because of this short session (which I believe is good for Montana), legislators have a staggering workload.  They put in very long hours, day after day, and must get up to speed and become accountable on a huge array of topics.  They have been doing this for three months now.  They are just wearing out and the patience of individual legislators is getting quite low.  I sympathize with them for this.

4.  HB 436 is a bit complicated to understand.  Legislators thought they had pretty much gotten the gun rights job done with HB 102.  They reached a long way, politically speaking, with HB 102.  Now we’re back trying to explain that the combined effect of LR-130 and HB 102 needs a couple of patches with HB 436 to be finished.  And this is at a time they’re being abused by NAGR over HB 436, they’re getting frustrated with House treatment of Senate bills, and they’re worn to a frazzle.

So, you can see that this situation is kind of a perfect storm of negative conditions for HB 436 – wind, rain, hail, and lightning when there is still work to be done outside.

We need to persuade senators Brown, Manzella, and Regier to resurrect and pass HB 436 with the sponsor’s amendment.  MSSA is not NAGR.  These senators are our friends!  BE NICE, BE POLITE, and be respectful.  Do NOT threaten.  Use “Please” and “Thank you” – a lot.  But, do contact them by phone, message, AND email asking them to please reconsider, revive, and pass HB 436 with the sponsor’s amendment.

There’s not much time for this.  The session is getting towards the end.  The deadline for Senate-amended general bills to be returned to the House is the end of this coming week (Friday, April 16th).  Plus, if we can get HB 436 sprung from the Senate Judiciary Committee, it will still need to appear on the Senate floor for Second Reading and Third Reading.  That gives us Monday and Tuesday, and maybe Wednesday to get HB 436 acted on by the Committee.

Thanks for your help!

HB 258 update:  HB 258 is finished with the enrolling process.  It must now be signed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House before being sent to the Governor.  Coming soon.  Stay tuned …

Best wishes,
 –Gary Marbut, President Montana Shooting Sports Association http://www.mtssa.org Author, Gun Laws of Montanahttp://www.mtpublish.com

Update from Montanans for Vaccine Choice (MTVC)

Thanks to Glenda Edgeworth for this update sent from Maria Wyrock, Director, Montanans for Vaccine Choice:

Congratulations! ? ? Our bills HB 702 anti-discrimination to vaccine status and prohibiting immunity passports & HB 703 limiting vaccine passports for certain purposes have made it to the Senate!  We cannot celebrate just yet.  Do not be mistaken, we have to fight for it even harder in the Senate, the battleground will be the voting on the Senate floor.  Actions items to follow this week will reflect that. These two will be heard on Monday, but the goal is to get HB 702 out first and keep HB 703 as back-up in reserve. If the Senators kill HB 702 on the floor, then the HB 703 will come out fast and furious to the floor. We are asking leadership to schedule HB 702 for the Senate floor Monday the 19th – and we need every person who can show up that day to be there by noon! 

To quantify the monumental accomplishments that YOU helped gain for these bills is to look at the total messages thru 4/8 FOR (means asking for YES votes):
 > HB 415 + HB 702 (the same bill) = 3,642
 > HB 703 = 7,380
*Now we need to RAMP up the web message FOR HB 702!!! 

BILLS UPDATES & ACTIONS:

SB332 – Foster care immunizations – this bill has to be voted on in COMMITEE any day now – please send an urgent message to the committee asking for DO PASS as it was written! 
https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
Monday 4/12 House Floor session
HB 334 – revising medical exemptions to school immunization – Status – passed House & Senate, House 2nd reading and voting on amendment from Senate ONLY, if it passes 2nd reading, it will be read or 3rd, if it passes 3rd reading with majority vote, it will go to Governor’s desk to vote on it. 

Monday 4/12 at 3 pm – HB 702 & HB 703 – Senate Public Health Welfare, Safety Hearing – this is a FRIENDLY COMMITTEE – if you testify, please keep it very brief! 
Please send in web messages for HB 702 to the list we are concerned about the most
https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
> Bruce (Butch) Gillespie – Steve Fitzpatrick – Brian Hoven – Russel E Tempel – Duane Ankney – John Esp – Walt Sales – Jeffrey Welborn – Terry Gauthier – Daniel Salomon

Send the following a thank you for great voting record on vaccine rights and choice, please also support and help us secure MORE VOTES because we might not have enough votes in the Senate. 
– Mike Cuffe – Carl Glimm – Keith Regier – Mark W. Blasdel – Bob Keenan – Greg Hertz – Bob Brown – Ryan Osmundson – Mike Lang – Steve Hinebauch – Kenneth Bogner – Jason Small – Doug Kary – Tom McGillvray – Chris Friedel – Cary L. Smith – Brad Molnar – David Howard – Gordon “Gordy” Vance – Jason W. Ellsworth – Theresa Manzella

Tuesday 4/13 at 3 pm – House Resolution 6 – Resolution opposing MT University System requiring COVID vaccination
(H) Human Services Committee Room 152
Send web messages in support FOR HR 6 – https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

Wed 4/14 at 8 am – SB 400 Parental Rights in (H) Judiciary Room 137 – Send web messages in support FOR SB 400
https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

Link to register to testify over zoom for those that deadlines are not missed – https://leg.mt.gov/public-testimony/
JOIN OUR PUBLIC TELEGRAM FOR ACTION UPDATES AND UNCENSORED NEWS! 
https://t.me/MTvaccinechoice

In Liberty & Health,

Maria Wyrock
tel. 952-999-0717
Director, Montanans for Vaccine Choice (MTVC)
Like & Follow our New Public Facebook (MTVC of 10.4K followers was taken down)  
https://www.facebook.com/MTHFRalliance

Weekly call to action

Legislation updates from Montanans for Limited Government:

HB09  NO Cultural and Aesthetic Grants (this is not a constitutional function of government!) Apr 6, 9 am, Senate Finance and Claims Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

HB602 YES Require warrant for search of consumer DNA database. Apr 9, 8 am, Senate Judiciary Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

SB199, Montana Local Food Choice Act, is still working its way through the Legislature. Be prepared in the coming weeks to act quickly. If Governor Gianforte fails to green-light raw milk and food producer freedom of choice, it will demonstrate a lack of conviction for liberty. You can reach his office and speak to a real person at 855-318-1330

If you would like Montana legislative email updates directly from Montanans for Limited Government, please contact Edna Kent at mtforltdgov@gmail.com.

Weekly call to action

This week’s urgent legislation: Your voice makes a difference.

Federal Legislation

Urge Sen. Tester to Stand for Your 2A Rights! Please call Sen. Tester at 202-224-2644 or email him info@jontester.com and urge him to NOT BACK DOWN to Senator Chuck Schumer on the filibuster. Schumer wants Tester to support nixing the filibuster and to pass gun control in the Senate with 51 votes. Right now with the filibuster, the Senate has to jump over the 60-vote threshold. Without the filibuster, the senate only needs a simple majority vote against our 2A rights.

Montana Legislation

SB100  YES Welfare Fraud Prevention Act March 30, 3 pm, House Human ServicesMessage Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

HB337  YES Personhood March 31, 8 am, Senate Judiciary Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
(Please scroll down or click here for more information and thoughts on this bill from Dr. Annie Bucacek.)

HB334  YES Revise Laws on Medical Exemptions to Vaccines March 31, 3 pm, Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

B580  NO Revise Laws Related to Political Committees March 31, 3 pm, Senate State Administration Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

HB115  Comment Increase Penalties for 5th and Subsequent DUI
April 1, 9 am, Senate Finance and Claims Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

HB162 YESExempt SS benefits from MT Individual Income TaxCall House Taxation Committee: 406.444.4800

SB215 YES RFRA Find your House Rep: https://www.leg.mt.gov/map/ Message your House Rep: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/ Call your House Rep: 406.444.4800

HB112 YES Protect women’s sports Find your Senator: https://www.leg.mt.gov/map/ Message your Senator: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/ Call your Senator: 406.444.4800

House Judiciary Committee https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/ Wed, March 31, 8 am

HB702 YES Prohibit discrimination based on Vax Status or Possession of Immunity Passport

HB703 YES Prohibit use of Vax Status or Immunity Passport for Certain Purposes (medical privacy and civil rights protection)
Also message these committees on HB702 & HB703: House Appropriations, House Biz & Labor, House Education, House Human Services

*****Remember: you can use the click back button for ease and efficiency in messaging all these committees. *****

HB334 YES Revise laws on medical exemptions from vaccinesWed, March 31, 3 pm, Senate Public Health, Welfare & Safety Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

SB332 YES Revise Immunization Laws Related to Foster CareBy Wed, March 31Message House Human Services Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

SB400 YES Parental RightsWed, Apr 1, 8 am, Senate Judiciary Message Committee: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/

Update on SB199, Local Food Freedom Act, has made it out of the House Committee! Stay tuned for updates. 

Thanks to Edna Kent of Montanans for Limited Government for these great weekly update that we can forward on to you. Check out their newest blog post. It contains a plan for communicating with Senators Daines and Tester.

Join Dr. Annie Bucacek to stand for Life in Helena this Wednesday.

From Dr. Annie, President of Montana ProLife Coalition, regarding HB 337—Personhood Amendment Bill, which will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday 3/31/2021 @ 8 am: Please join me at the Capitol building for this momentous occasion, a proclamation of the worth God has given us. The hearing will be in Room 303, the beautiful room that used to be the Supreme Court Hearing Room. If you are going to sit in the balcony, please sign in first.

If you have a written testimony, please bring 12 copies to submit…print your name plus Presented to Senate Judiciary Committee 3/31/2021…I share with you some talking points below.

Anyone honest with themselves knows even at our best moments we are flawed…Nevertheless, I take God at His word that, we are the pinnacle of His creation. And those unborn babies are the most pure expression of that inestimable value.

If you haven’t already, please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to vote YES for HB 337 Personhood… email and text is great…and click here to send a message to the entire SJC. After you send the message to the committee, hit the back arrow and send a message to Susan Webber on the SJC who is personally prolife but doesn’t vote that way. It takes very little time once you have your message cut and pasted the first time.

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Keith Regier (R, Kalispell) 406-756-6141 Keith.regier@mtleg.gov;

Tom McGillvray (R) 406-698-4428 Tom.mcgillvray@mtleg.gov;

Diane Sands (D, Missoula) 406-251-2001 senatorsands@gmail.com

Bryce Bennett (D, Missoula)  406-546-3629  Bennettformontana@gmail.com;

Bob Brown (R, Thompson Falls) 406-242-0141  Bob.brown@mtleg.gov;

John Esp (R, Big Timber) 406-932-5662  johnesp2001@yahoo.com;

Chris Friedel (R, Billings)  406-272-2245  chris@chrisfriedel.com;

Steve Hinebauch (R)  406-365-7967  steve.hinebauch@mtleg.gov;

Theresa Manzella (R)  406-546-9462  Theresa.manzella@mtleg.gov;

Susan Webber (D, Brownin) 406-450-1894 nitzitap@3rivers.net

Copy and paste this list to email them all at once:
Keith.regier@mtleg.gov,
Tom.mcgillvray@mtleg.gov
senatorsands@gmail.com
Bennettformontana@gmail.com
Bob.brown@mtleg.gov
johnesp2001@yahoo.com
chris@chrisfriedel.com
steve.hinebauch@mtleg.gov
Theresa.manzella@mtleg.gov
nitzitap@3rivers.net;

In addition to the SJC, Please give focused attention on the following Republican (Sen. Hoven has voted against Personhood 4 of the last 5 sessions) and Democrats…

Brian Hoven (R, Great Falls)  406-761-8533  brian.hoven@mtleg.gov;

Mike Fox (D, Hays MT, tribal council, retired military)  406-399-0479 Fbbuffalo@yahoo.com;

Edie McClafferty (D, Butte)  406-490-5873  edie.mcclafferty@mtleg.gov;

Mike Sweeney (D, Philipsburg)  406-560-0171  mike.sweeney@mtleg.gov;

Ryan Lynch (D, Butte) 406-498-6625  ryan.lynch@mtleg.gov;

Next Monday, April 5th: Author, Matt Trewhella, will join us via Zoom

In addition to being pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church (founded in 1989) in the Milwaukee, WI area, Pastor Trewhella is also founder of the pro-life organization Missionaries to the Preborn, author of the book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government, and lectures frequently on righteous resistance and the lesser magistrate doctrine. Through his research and teaching on the biblical duties of the lower magistrate, Pastor Matt Trewhella came across the Magdeburg Confession, an important historical work that became the first in the history of mankind to set forth in a doctrinal format what only later came to be known as the Lesser Magistrate Doctrine. His website is https://defytyrants.com/. Pastor Trewhella and his wife Clara live in the Milwaukee, WI area. They have eleven children.

Mark your calendar for May 1st: Unmask Missoula Now!

We are going back to Missoula on Saturday, May 1st, to hold a Proclamation of Freedom against the Covid mindset so prevalent there. Please spread the news with your own email contacts, friends, family, neighbors, and associates. We have full permissions to print and hand out this flyer: click here now to download the flyer.

We have cut our teeth on the sign rallies in Hamilton and the recent one in Missoula. Now it is time to make a real splash which the media and the liberals cannot ignore. Large numbers of warm bodies who want to be free are imperative to drive home the message (Thanks to Roger Mitchell for the flyer and copy).

Talking Points on abortion written by Dr. Annie Bucacek

THERE IS NO QUESTION AS TO WHEN LIFE BEGINS That human life begins at conception is not philosophy, theology, or political ideology but established scientific fact. It was known in 1973 the unborn child has its own genome, separate from mother, and distinctively human.  At conception, the entire genome is present that will be there at birth and beyond. Gender, hair and eye color, and other heritable traits are established at conception. There is no difference in the genetics of any of us now and when we were conceived. The only difference between each of us then and now is time and an environment with nutrition and other conditions conducive to growth. Anyone who says they don’t know when human life begins is either ignorant or dishonest.

WOMEN/GIRLS VICTIMIZED by PROFIT-DRIVEN CLINICS The abortion industry exploits women for profit. Profit from abortions performed is nothing compared to the money being made off the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts. We know this from the well documented exposure of Planned Parenthood in recent years. This lends credence to the belief by many, that this same organization encourages risky sex for young people and unplanned pregnancy for the sake of their profit. The abortion industry is not existing to help girls and women, but to exploit them. Women and young girls are victimized by profit driven clinics with encouraged early sexuality before the girls and boys are ready or even interested in sex.

MOTHERS are COERCED into ABORTION It is estimated that over 50% of abortions are coerced…one study up to 64%…coercion by father of the child, parents, grandparents, peers, abortion industry workers. The threats in the coercion may include loss of relationship(s), home, job, may involve violence. In a survey of post abortive women, 83% said they would have continued the pregnancy if they had received support. As a society, we need to support these women. Passing Personhood won’t solve all the problems, but will be a step as it will give moms legal protection against the force loss of their children.

ABORTION with REGRETS In published statistics, many women regret their abortions. You’d be hard pressed to find a woman who, faced with challenging circumstances and considering abortion, regrets they decided instead to have the baby. Yet, many if not most post abortive women have deep regrets. Some are never able to conceive. There is no question: abortion exploits and damages women.

ABORTION DOES NOT EMANCIPATE WOMEN How we respond to the unborn, the weakest among us, tests our humanity and challenges the depth of our commitment to equality. In spite of massive efforts to hide what abortion is, the woman knows or will figure it out at some point. Whatever life burdens she already carries, having an abortion further saddles her with having killed an innocent, helpless, and fully human being. A fleeting and feeble “freedom” indeed!

CONTRACEPTION, ECTOPIC/TUBAL PREGNANCIES, and MISCARRIAGES will NOT be CRIMINALIZED with PASSAGE of PERSONHOOD Contraceptives have been available since 1960, 13 years before Roe V Wade. Ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages were not investigated for criminality prior to Roe V Wade. They will not be criminalized with the passage of a Personhood Amendment.

RAPE, INCEST, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and WOMEN’S STATUS are NOT ENHANCED by DEHUMANIZATION of BABIES—WILL NOT BE WORSENED by PASSAGE of the PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT Despite massive efforts to hide what abortion is, one carrying an unwanted pregnancy knows or will figure it out at some point. Regardless the poor timing, possibly traumatic circumstances of the pregnancy and the understandable desire to end it…maybe even conception from the horror of rape/incest. Later in life, when they conceive under better circumstances and study the life of the unborn, they realized they killed their innocent baby. For people with a conscience, it seems easier to forgive the perpetrator of the crime against them than for them to forgive themselves for destroying their child. Giving birth to a child conceived in rape could be traumatic, but getting an abortion doesn’t erase the primary trauma of the race itself…and that trauma is magnified by abortion. We cannot predict with certainty how a post abortive mother will deal with abortion trauma, but we can make two statements with 100% certainty: 1. their child is dead. 2. The child’s death doesn’t erase the rape. Rape victims often heal from the harm done to them by others, but the physical, emotional, and spiritual scars remain from destroying their child.

RAPE and INCEST Killing innocent people is never a solution, and abortion does not erase the trauma of rape. Later in life, when rape victims conceive under better circumstances and study the life of the unborn, they realized they had killed their innocent baby—For those with a conscience, it tends to be easier to forgive the perpetrator of the crime against them than  to forgive themselves for the crime against their child. The rape is of course traumatic, giving birth to a child conceived in rape could certainly be traumatic.  So is the knowledge that you killed your own child. We cannot predict how a post abortive mother will handle the trauma of abortion, but we can make two statements with 100% certainty: 1. their child is dead. 2. The child’s death doesn’t erase the rape. Most rape victims heal from the harm done to them by others, but the physical, emotional and spiritual scars remain from destroying their unborn children.

Wake Up Call from Denmark

It may seem difficult in our small communities, wondering what we can do. Let the actions of these brave souls from around the world that gathered and spoke in Denmark against the mask mandates and the so-called vaccine and the rest of the globalist “Great Reset” agenda. It also shows people bravely waking people up. We hope it will inspire you to wake up, and Stand Together for Freedom.

It includes the voices of:

  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Catherine Austin Fitts (US Investment Banker & former Assistant Secretary of HUD)
  • Dr. Andrew Kaufman
  • Dr. Mikael Nordsfors (Sweden)
  • Dr. Heiko Schöning (Germany)
  • Maneka Hellsberg (Sweden)
  • Mads Palsvig (former investment banker, Denmark)
  • Mick Stott (British Army Veteran)
  • Prof. Dolores Cahill PhD (molecular biologist & immunologist, Ireland)
  • Dr. Scott Jensen (Minnesota State Senator)
  • Dr. Heiko Santelmann (MD from Germany)
  • Dr. Elke F. De Klerk (MD from the Netherlands)
  • Thousands of thousands of demonstrators around the world.

The YouTube version of this video has been censored, but you can find it here: https://brandnewtube.com/v/T7gYlZ