Comment: MT NDAA

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It's true that our NDAA bill does not take the "third phase" approach and it only prevents our state officials from being utilized to enforce sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA. So, it's a correct assessment that the Feds could come in and do their own bidding. Rarely, though, does this actually occur...feds largely rely on local law enforcement and agencies for their expertise in the area and this bill prevents that. It's also a stepping stone that can be modified in the future, if necessary. States have to be somewhat careful in legislation that opposes federal mandates, but they can direct their resources as they see fit...and this verbiage does just that. Remember, it's pretty easy to add or modify a law, but nearly impossible to remove one. It's at least a step in the right direction for us Montanan's. All I know is that Rep. Schwaderer was worth every penny of my maxed-out donation!