Interesting Bill in Montana
Very interesting that you could produce a gun for self-defense only if it isn't pointed at anyone. :eek:
Now the other part seems ok. Forcing employers who prohibit the carrying of guns for self-defense to provide the same level of security as the gun owner would have enjoyed.
Montana Self-Defense Bill Update
This extensively amended bill (HB693) was passed 16-2 in the House Judiciary Committee and is scheduled for first reading in the full House today.
Originally Posted by Scott
The part about producing a gun for self-defense only if it isn't pointed at anyone simply means that "brandishing a firearm" is not a crime in Montana.
That provision remains in the bill.
The second part has been deleted & replaced with "An employer may not prohibit an employee from keeping a firearm in a vehicle owned by the employee and parked at the workplace".
Another important provision of the bill says that a citizen has no duty to summon law enforcement or retreat if attacked. That provision remains.
The Judiciary Committee effectively killed the provision that would have given Montana "Vermont-Alaska" style concealed carry.
This is the link to the Montana Shooting Sports Association wed site for Chairman Gary Marbut's comments on this bill. http://www.mtssa.org/legisupdates.phtml?legupdate_id=77