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Montana May Make Sheriffs Supreme

Montana is a step closer to declaring that local sheriffs are the supreme law of the land, and to also nullifying any federal crackdown on assault rifles. The measures are among a slate of gun rights bills that cleared the Legislature's House Judiciary Committee on Friday. Those bills met with staunch opposition from Democrats, who argue the moves violate the U.S. Constitution. The so-called “sheriffs first” bill says that federal agents must get a sheriff's permission before making arrests or serving warrants. They'd risk local kidnapping or trespass charges/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Would you like your sheriff to be declared supreme law of the county?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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