Session brawl over guns extends to lobby complaint
June 12, 2009
KAHRIN DEINES Associated Press Writer HELENA
Two adversaries who duked it out repeatedly over gun legislation during the session are now continuing their disagreement over an ethics complaint before the state Commissioner of Political Practices. Helena Mayor Jim Smith, who is also a lobbyist for law e n f o r c e m e n t groups, has filed a complaint alleging that Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports A s s o c i a t i o n improperly failed to register as a lobbyist. "I've been fighting with Gary for 10 or 12 years, and I always just thought 'well, he's a worthy adversary,' so I was sh...