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    A new year in MT Legislation

    http://laws.leg.mt.gov/laws11/LAW0217W$BAIV.return_all_bills

    In that link you will find several bills. I have thumbed through and found a few that I think are Important to familiarize yourself on.

    HB 159 Hunting Ammo
    HB 174 Suppressors in the field
    HB 201 Firearms in Employee vehicles. See LC0932
    HB 271 concealed weapon permit laws
    SB 173 Shooting range normal noise permitted

    LC0700 Revision of CC in prohibited Places
    LC0703 Limit Police seizer of firearms
    LC0846 Revise Concealed weapon Laws

    I will start looking through these, If anyone has some input an any lets hear them!
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    In the News ! http://www.ammoland.com/2011/01/26/m...medium=twitter

    Montana --(Ammoland.com)- Three more MSSA bills have been introduced and now have bill numbers:

    HB 201, Allow employees to keep firearms in vehicle in workplace parking lot (Note: Don’t be surprised when this bill gets swapped out for a similar one that does a bit more. See LC0932)

    HB 271, Harmonizing concealed weapon permit laws. Since 1991, a CWP has not been required to carry concealed in 99.4% of Montana, outside cities and towns. HB 271 will make the remaining 6/10ths of 1% like the rest. It changes the law so that anyone eligible to apply for a permit under current law can carry without a permit. So it applies to Montana resident non-criminal adults who’ve taken a firearms safety class.

    HB 278, to clarify and specify the role of the Montana Home Guard. HB 278 will refurbish the laws relating to mission and formation of Home Guard units; organizing volunteers in Montana.

    Coming soon, introduction of bills for:

    •Wolf control
    •Cure school system abuse of guns in schools rules
    •Award attorney fees and costs for person found not guilty for self defense
    •Encouraging production of smokeless powder, primers and brass in Montana
    •Clarify when police may seize firearms and when firearms must be returned
    HB 159, to prohibit FWP from regulating firearms or ammunition (lead ban) was amended extensively by the House FWP Committee and approved 12-8. The amendments did NO serious damage to the bill.

    MSSA has asked the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to schedule two days of public hearings on gun-related bills on next Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and 3rd. We’ve bundled these bills to make it more economical for you to come to Helena to speak in favor of our bills.

    Last item, we still need to get two of three senators to support Sheriffs First, SB 114, to get it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Those three are Jim Shockley, Jim Peterson, or Cliff Larsen. Keep up the messages to those three.

    Gary Marbut, president
    Montana Shooting Sports Association
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    author, Gun Laws of Montana
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    About Montana Shooting Sports Association:
    MSSA is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners. Visit: www.mtssa.org

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    Update

    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6220


    Monday, February 07, 2011

    Contact your state Representative to voice your support!

    On Friday, February 4, House Bill 174 and House Bill 384 were passed out of the House Judiciary Committee by votes of 16-4 and 12-8, respectively. Both pieces of legislation are now headed to the House floor.

    HB 174, sponsored by state Representative Krayton Kerns (R-Laurel), would repeal the existing law that prohibits the possession of suppressors by persons in the field or forest.

    HB 384, also sponsored by Rep. Krayton Kerns, would exempt peace officers and Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holders from “prohibited places.” This would allow those with a CWP to carry concealed in banks, restaurants and bars, and government buildings.

    Three more pro-gun bills, House Bill 271, House Bill 355, and House Bill 368, are still awaiting action in the House Judiciary Committee.

    HB 271, sponsored by Rep. Krayton Kerns, would allow persons eligible to apply for a CWP to carry concealed without a permit within city limits. Currently, no permit is needed to carry concealed outside of city limits.

    HB 355, sponsored by state Representative Jerry O’Neil (R-Columbia Falls), would award attorney fees and costs for a person found not guilty for self-defense.

    HB 368, sponsored by state Representative Wendy Warburton (R-Havre), would allow an employee to keep a lawfully-owned firearm inside a locked motor vehicle or locked in the trunk of a motor vehicle when the vehicle is parked at their place of employment, as long as the firearm is not in plain sight.

    Please contact your state Representative and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 174 and HB 384. If you need help identifying your state Representative, please click here. Also, please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support HB 271, HB 355, and HB 368. All legislators may be contacted by calling (406) 444-4800 or click here to send an e-mail.

    House Judiciary Committee

    Representative Ken Peterson (R-Billings), Chairman
    Representative Krayton Kerns (R-Laurel), Vice Chairman
    Representative Diane Sands (D-Missoula), Vice Chairman
    Representative Liz Bangerter (R-Helena)
    Representative Robyn Driscoll (D-Billings)
    Representative Kristin Hansen (R-Havre)
    Representative Bill Harris (R-Mosby)
    Representative Ellie Boldman Hill (D-Missoula)
    Representative David Howard (R-Park City)
    Representative Cleve Loney (R-Great Falls)
    Representative Margaret MacDonald (D-Billings)
    Representative Mike Menahan (D-Helena)
    Representative Michael More (R-Gallatin Gateway)
    Representative Jesse O'Hara (R-Great Falls)
    Representative Carolyn Pease-Lopez (D-Billings)
    Representative Joe Read (R-Ronan)
    Representative Keith Regier (R-Kalispell)
    Representative Dan Skattum (R-Livingston)
    Representative Bob Wagner (R-Harrison)
    Representative Wendy Warburton (R-Havre)

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    I just got an email that was telling me about HB-271. It's sponsored by the same representative that sponsored the HB-228 back in 2009. If this passes, we'll have Constitutional Carry here in Montana as well. This would be an awesome victory for Montanans and would be another 'Don't Tread On Me' warning to the Federal Government. They already love us gun-toters in Montana and this would make it even better.
    Let's pray and call and urge our Legislators to help this bill pass. We can already carry concealed without a permit in over 90-percent of Montana, this will open up the rest of the state to those of us who choose to legally and lawfully carry a gun for our protection!!

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    Congradulations Montana, and Continue to Preserve Our Second Amendment Heritage.

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    HB 384 headed to senate

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    Why is it the ones that matter more and have more bearing on us as Montanans don't make it past the door of the room they were written in?

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    I have high hopes for this. Although, I'm sorry to see the suppressor and prohibited places bills got tabled. :/
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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Re...medium=twitter

    Action time on HB271. The house took out the ridiculous proof add on, now its back to original format!

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    Great news! My fingers are crossed!
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    Did they change the bill where it said that you would have to have proof that you had the safety course on you. UMm that would suck too. it would be like having a permit on you

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckinchico View Post
    Did they change the bill where it said that you would have to have proof that you had the safety course on you. UMm that would suck too. it would be like having a permit on you
    Yeah, you need to carry proof. :/
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    I didnt know that they had a pocket sized proof. Would proof be that you can hit your target as they are running away, Is that enough proof. Sarcasm of course

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    The part that requierd Proof is why it failed in the senate the first time. "It has been removed", and has passed third reading. We are just waiting for its next step. the bill on the site has not been updated since May.

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    Sweet!
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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6710 Waiting on the Gov to sign !!! start emailing that Butthead!!

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    I sent an email to the Governor yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by MT GUNNY View Post
    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6710 Waiting on the Gov to sign !!! start emailing that Butthead!!
    The more people that send, the more likely he is to sign, even if you are from out of state. Every governor thinks he might run for President some day.

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    My fingers are crossed.
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    This bill could still be Vetoed! Its still on his Desk!

    Monday, May 09, 2011

    House Bill 159, which would limit the authority of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), as well as House Bill 271, a permitless carry bill, are both awaiting action by Governor Brian Schweitzer. The Governor has until this Thursday, May 12, to act on these bills. As long as HB 159 and HB 271 are not vetoed, they will become law.


    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6754

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    I'll be disappointed in him if he doesn't sign them. If he vetoes them, then I'll lose all respect for him.

    My fingers are still crossed.

    EDIT: I just saw the governor vetoed it. I'd say more but the only words i can think of are expletives.
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