Yesterday, the Montana Senate passed House Bill 494 by a 31-19 vote. Having now passed both chambers of the Montana Legislature, HB 494 will be sent to Governor Steve Bullock’s desk for his signature. Please contact Governor Bullock and politely urge him to protect your right to self-defense and to sign House Bill 494 into law.
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 Governor Bullock and urge him to sign House Bill 494 into law.