posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 05:15 AM
The following are bills that are going through the process in montana right now.
It is good to see a state (My state) for a change with some what pro gun views.
Out of all of these i hope HB304 passes without delay. We can already carry
in the woods without a CCW permit, but this would open up to carry anywhere without
a permit. (anywhere except the usual non allowed locations, Court house etc.)
I for one will be keeping a close eye on them, and am glad a state is starting to follow
the constitution and not create their own plan. Granted there is more that could be changed,
but with all the Anti gun laws being passed, it is nice to see some in favor of the gun owner
get a chance to take hold.
House Bill 240, sponsored by state Representative Cary Smith (R-55), is known as the “Higher Education Rights Restoration Act.” Among other
constitutional protections, this bill would limit the authority of the Board of Regents and University System to regulate firearms. HB 240 is
scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, January 12, at 8:00 a.m. in hearing room 137.
The following bills, sponsored by state Representative Krayton Kerns (R-58), are scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday,
February 13, at 8:00 a.m. in hearing room 137:
House Bill 205 would legalize the use of suppressors for all hunting. For more information on firearms and suppressors,
House Bill 304 would eliminate the need for a concealed weapon permit within city limits, which is already the law outside city limits. HB 304 would
only apply to individuals who are “eligible to possess a handgun under state or federal law.”
House Bill 358 would allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry a concealed firearm in banks, government buildings, restaurants and other places
that serve alcohol; open carrying is currently allowed in these places.
Additionally, House Bill 384, sponsored by state Representative Jerry O’Neil (R-3), was heard today by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill
would provide clarification for suspension and expulsion procedures, and also provide that a firearm locked in a vehicle on school grounds does not
constitute possession. This is an important legislative fix and protection for students who have firearms in their vehicles for hunting and shooting
sport purposes. Action could be taken on this bill soon.