Montana Votes in Favor of Pro-Freedom Ballot Referendum

Montana Votes in Favor of Pro-Freedom Ballot Referendum

Montanans voted in favor of freedom last week by approving a ballot measure that protects the right to self-defense equally across the state. For too long, anti-gun localities have enacted policies more strict than state laws, which creates a patchwork of varying restrictions on your Second Amendment rights, and makes it difficult for people to lawfully exercise their right to bear arms. The measure, LR-130 , will amend Montana’s state code to “remove a local government unit with self-government powers’ authority to restrict the Right-to-Carry. The measure would also curtail the power of a country, city, town, or consolidated local government to create gun-free zones,” reported the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA). In effect, this strengthens the state’s preemption laws by fixing a gap in state authority to ensure that there is not a confusing patchwork of laws that could leave law-abiding gun owners in legal peril simply because they exercised their rights while traveling throughout the state. “LR-130 protects us from entities in the future enacting stricter gun laws than exist at the state level,” said state Rep. Matt Regier (R) to local media . The measure went to the ballot after Gov. Steve Bullock, who unsuccessfully ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, then lost his bid for U.S. Senate to pro-gun incumbent Senator Steve Daines, vetoed a similar 2019 bill . Anti-gun groups worked to defeat the referendum by spending heavily and sending out deceptive mailers . Amongst those financing these groups that oppose your […]

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