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Breaking news: Warburton bill would create paramilitary group in Montana


Bill would create paramilitary group in Montana

STEPHEN DOCKERY, The Associated Press

HELENA (AP) — A Republican legislator from Havre wants to create an armed paramilitary group made up of volunteers called the home guard.

House Bill 278 sponsored by Rep. Wendy Warburton would allow citizens to organize military-like companies that would answer to the governor and sheriffs during emergencies.

Warburton says the home guard would provide fast response services not available during emergencies in the past.

The House State Administration committee held a hearing on the bill on Friday. T...

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