Yesterday, the Montana Senate passed Senate Bill 143 by a 26 to 23 vote. Sponsored by Senator Cary Smith (R-27), SB 143 would prohibit restrictions on firearms that forbid law-abiding adults to protect themselves on college and university campuses. The Board of Regents would retain regulatory authority on things such as discharge, unholstered carry, dormitory storage and possession at campus events where alcohol is served and consumed.
Thank you to all of our members who took the time to contact their state Senators. Your efforts have made a tremendous impact. SB 143 will now go to the House of Representatives where it will receive a committee referral. Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on this important piece of legislation as it progresses through the House.