FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2021
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NAGR Celebrates Constitutional Carry Win in Montana
Montana’s Constitutional Carry Bill, House Bill 102, signed into law by Governor Gianforte
Helena, MT – After years of work, the National Association for Gun Rights celebrates Gov. Greg Gianforte signing Constitutional Carry into law in Montana.
Montana is now the 18th state, and second state this year, to pass Constitutional Carry into law, thereby upholding a standard set forth by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“Passing Constitutional Carry in Montana has been a priority for the National Association for Gun rights for a long time. Montana has a rich history of firearms ownership, but anti-gun governors have stood in the way of restoring gun rights in Big Sky Country,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that law-abiding citizens who are legally allowed to possess a handgun, should also be allowed to carry that handgun openly, or concealed, without having to pay a tax or obtain a government permit.
The Montana Legislature has passed Constitutional Carry multiple years, only for it to be vetoed by previous anti-gun governors. Thankfully, when current Gov. Greg Gianforte campaigned for public office, he promised to support and sign Constitutional Carry into law if passed by the legislature.
“We are grateful that Gov. Gianforte stood up for the Second Amendment and signed HB 102 into law. But we also want to sincerely thank our members for their grassroots activism – their consistent efforts over the last decade are why Montanans are getting their Second Amendment rights restored as our Founding Fathers intended,” said Brown.
The Constitutional Carry law goes into effect immediately, the campus carry portion goes into effect June 1, 2021.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization,
with 4.5 million members nationwide.