“I broke the law, I did it on purpose. What I was challenging was the law wasn’t valid in the first place,” said Mr. Montague in an interview Tuesday night. He said he will likely appeal, as “it’s hard to turn and walk away from [a value of] over $100,000.” He said he is “penniless,” but that there was a more basic principle at stake than money.
“Don’t we all have equal rights to our life, and should we not have equal opportunity to defend that life?” he said. “I’m not advocating anarchy. I’m not wanting to prepare for insurrection. I’m a real rules-oriented type of guy, and that’s why I got so incensed at these gun laws that seemed intentionally devised to disarm the good people of this country.”