Gianforte signs HB 102 into law
By angelamontana

Posted: February 19, 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte signed HB 102 into law, which will take effect on June 1, 2021.

The National Rifle Association – Institute of Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) posted an article about the bill on their website:

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte for signing House Bill 102 into law. HB 102 is NRA-backed legislation that recognizes law-abiding gun owners’ right to carry a firearm without first obtaining a permit.

“On behalf of the NRA’s more than five-million members, we thank Gov. Gianforte for his leadership in recognizing the right of law-abiding Montanans to defend themselves and their loved ones without being required to seek government permission,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA-ILA. “The NRA will continue standing up and stepping forward to protect and preserve our most basic, fundamental freedoms here in Montana and across the United States.”

HB 102 strengthens Montana’s self-defense laws by allowing law-abiding Montana gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense throughout the state without a government-mandated permit. The bill also removes a number of Montana’s “gun-free zones” and ends the unnecessary disarming of Montanans as they go about their day-to-day lives. It does not change prohibited person laws, any law governing the misuse of a firearm, or when force may be used in defense of self or others.

To read the full article, click here.   You can also check out the actual bill by clicking here.

Personally, I am so happy about this.  Way to go and thank you, Governor Gianforte!

 

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