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By Tristan 

Governor misinformed about concealed carry



Gov. Schweitzer's veto message for House Bill 271 is factually incorrect on several important counts. These obvious inaccuracies do not commend the governor for his knowledge or for his choice of advisers on this issue.

HB 271 would have allowed concealed firearm carry ("permitless carry") inside city limits in Montana, as has been the case outside city limits (99.4 percent of Montana) for two decades without any identifiable incidence of problems.

Schweitzer claimed that HB 271 would have adversely impacted officers of the Montana Highway Patrol and county sheriffs departments,...

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