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Legislature hears latest round of gun bills


Legislature hears latest round of gun bills

STEPHEN DOCKERY, Associated Press

HELENA — State lawmakers debated the latest batch of Republican-backed gun bills Wednesday, measures that would allow legislators to carry guns in the Capitol, limit police officers' authority to seize weapons and reduce federal authority over Montana firearms.

Gun-rights bills often have bipartisan backing from lawmakers who say guns are an important part of Montana life. However, the more permissive proposals now being considered have drawn criticism from some legislators and law enforcers who say the measu...

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