Montana becomes constitutional carry state
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a constitutional carry bill into law Thursday afternoon.
House Bill 102 allows Montana gun owners to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense throughout the state without written authorization from the government.
Supporters say it creates a single standard for the state. The new law allows guns to be carried on university campuses and in the state Capitol.
“Our Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms is part of Montana’s, and our nation’s, rich heritage. We have a responsibility to preserve it,” Gianforte said.
Montana is now one of nearly 20 states with similar legislation.
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