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Governor signs HB-258

MSG Laigaie

Campaign Veteran
Jan 10, 2011
Philipsburg, Montana
We have received this information from our friends at Montana Shooting Sports Assn.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 258 this morning. It has an immediate effective date so it is now law in Montana.

HB 258 prohibits state and local government employees from enforcing or assisting to enforce any new federal gun laws, executive orders, rules, or regulation that affect firearms or accessories and that may become effective after January 1, 2021.

HB 258 was sponsored by Rep. Jedediah Hinkle (R-Belgrade). This bill was introduced at the request of the Montana Shooting Sports Association. It was also introduced and passed by the Legislature in 2013, 2015, and 2017, but vetoed each time by then-Governor Bullock.

MSSA and Montana Open Carry, thank Representative Hinkle and Governor Gianforte for making HB 258 happen. Montana doesn't want or need the types of gun control measures that may be desired by politicians in D.C. HB 258 will minimize the effect of any new federal gun control on Montana's law-abiding gun owners.