Attention, Montana Members
The 2009 revised edition of Gun Laws of Montana, by Gary Marbut, which includes the new self defense laws passed by the 2009 Legislature, is now available.
Unfortunately, the rush to get the book into print resulted in a printing error on page #126. Section 9 of HB228 is only partially quoted. The full text of Section 9, as it should appear in the book, is as follows:
Section 9. Justifiable use of force -- burden of proof. In a criminal
trial, when the defendant has offered evidence of justifiable use of
force, the state has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt
that the defendant's actions were not justified.
I'm told by the author that this error occurs in all copies printed so far, so he will include a corrected insert page in all subsequent copies sold.
For those who have already purchased this edition, you can copy & paste the above complete Section 9 text into a Word document, print it out, and tape or paste it into your copy on page #126.
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