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Montana: Restaurant Carry Legislation Passed Out of House

Friday, February 24, 2017

Montana: Restaurant Carry Legislation Passed Out of House

On Thursday, the Montana House of Representatives voted 62-37 to pass House Bill 494.  This important pro-carry legislation will now be transmitted to the Senate where it will await a committee referral.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to support House Bill 494 when it comes up for a vote.


Sponsored by state Representative Seth Berglee, HB 494 would allow law-abiding Montanans to carry a firearm for self-defense while patronizing a restaurant where alcohol is not the primary item of sale.  An individual should not be prevented from carrying a firearm for self-defense while dining in a restaurant that serves alcohol.  The right to self-defense should not be unnecessarily banned due to the presence of a product that is legally sold in an establishment that is licensed to do so.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and urge them to support House Bill 494 when it comes up for a vote.

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Also on Thursday, Governor Steve Bullock vetoed Montana’s Constitutional/permitless carry bill, House Bill 262.  This important pro-carry bill was passed out of the Montana House by a 60-39 vote and the Senate by a 31-18 vote.  It would allow individuals who are currently allowed to openly carry a firearm in Montana without a permit, to cover it with a jacket and not have to go through the bureaucratic hoops and hurdles to do so.  The permitting system would remain in place for those individuals who seek to exercise the reciprocity that Montana permits have with other states.

Constitutional/permitless carry legislation recognizes a law-abiding adult’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses.  Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to fight for your Second Amendment rights in Montana.  Please stay tuned to our email alerts and www.NRAILA.com for more information.​

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