Lou Dobbs Highlights Montana Senators’ Opposition to Assault Weapons Ban

Flathead Beacon

by Kellyn Brown

CNN's Lou Dobbs had a segment this week on Montana's Democratic senators' opposition to reviving the assault weapons ban.

Bill Tucker: Montana's Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester fired off a letter to Holder's office, with a very clear warning, saying, quote:

“We will strongly oppose any legislation that will infringe upon the rights of individual gun owners. We value our outdoor heritage, and a large part of that is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Passing this heritage down from one generation to the next is a sacred part of being a Montanan and something we will always fight to protect.”

Support in the Big Sky country was quick and certain. Montana's Governor and Attorney General applauded the letter. But no comment for Attorney General Holder's office.

Senator Tester says we simply have no place sacrificing our Constitutional rights.

Senator Jon Tester: “My bottom line is this: We shouldn't be taking guns away from law-abiding citizens in this country because we're concerned about what's going on somewhere else.”

Tucker: The letter was a natural for Tester and for Baucus. Tester is the newly-named vice chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and Lou, Baucus is a past chairman.