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Montana: Final Pro-Gun Bills Still Await Governor’s Approval

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Please contact Governor Bullock and urge his Support for HB 205 and HB 240

The last two pro-gun bills from the 2013 legislative session were sent last week to Governor Steve Bullock (D) for his consideration, and still await his action.  Please contact the Governor and respectfully urge him to sign into law these two important bills for gun owners and sportsmen in Montana.  Governor Bullock can be contacted by telephone at (406) 444-3111 and by e-mail here.

House Bill 205, sponsored by state Representative Krayton Kerns (R-58), would legalize the use of suppressors for all hunting.  While suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report in a manner similar to the way that a muffler reduces exhaust noise from a vehicle.  The benefits associated with suppressor use include increased accuracy due to reduced recoil and muzzle blast, protection from hearing damage and reduced noise pollution.  For more information on HB 205, please click here.

House Bill 240, sponsored by state Representative Cary Smith (R-55), is known as the “Higher Education Rights Restoration Act.”  This bill would limit the authority of the Board of Regents and University System to regulate firearms possession by a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder.  If signed into law, this bill would allow a CWP holder to carry a firearm for self-defense on campus.  For more information on HB 240, please click here.





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