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26 November 2010

A hereditary hunting aristocracy for Montana’s native born?

Yep — if Republican State Senator Greg Hinkle of Thompson Falls get his way. Hinkle has submitted a drafting request (LC0705) for a bill with the short title “Provide for a born-in-Montana big game combination license.”

What’s next? A special license for those born in Montana of parents born in Montana? A hereditary hunting aristocracy for native born Montanans? Will they be required to hunt only with made-in-Montana firearms and ammunition? Or, as aristocrats, as people with special rights, will they be allowed to import the finest European weapons, even those manufactured in nations that practice limited socialism, such as universal health care?