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Concealed carry expansion bill passes Senate

Proponents say the measure allowing guns in bars and on college campuses promotes public safety by easing restrictions on responsible gun owners. Opponents worry that more guns means more dangerous public spaces.

 

Last updated 2/4/2021 at 12:03pm



by Eric Dietrich

Montana Free Press

HELENA — A bill expanding the locations where Montanans can legally carry concealed firearms cleared the state Senate Wednesday, and is expected to head to the desk of Gov. Greg Gianforte.

Proponents say House Bill 102 is a way to cut back on restrictions that keep responsible gun owners from carrying firearms to protect themselves and others.

In its current form, the bill would let Montanans carry concealed firearms in public settings such as banks and bars regardless of whether they have a concealed carry permit. People with permits would also be...



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