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Effort afoot to allow guns on Montana college campuses ^ | 4 November, 2012 | MARTIN KIDSTON

Posted on 11/04/2012 6:35:23 AM PST by marktwain

While some argue that the state’s policies work just fine, as evidenced by the lack of problems reported by campus police, Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, stands among gun rights advocates who believe that the Board of Regents has no authority to ban firearms on campus.

Marbut argues that current laws leave students and faculty vulnerable to others with ill intentions. He says the time has come to revisit Montana law as it pertains to firearms on campus.

“I think people tend to agree with us, pretty generally, that the Montana Constitution doesn’t give the Board of Regents any authority to abolish the (U.S.) Constitution,” Marbut said. “We have a long wish list of things to do in this upcoming legislative session.”

Following trends in other states, Marbut said the debate in Montana has undergone a shift in public opinion regarding firearms – a move he calls more sympathetic to the Second Amendment.

He cited the state’s “shall issue” concealed weapons permit law, which passed in 1991. He said MSSA also has helped push 58 pro-gun and pro-hunting bills through the Montana Legislature.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: banglist; campus; constitution; mt
The Constitution does not stop on the public property of universities.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 6:35:29 AM PST by marktwain
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“Effort afoot to allow guns on Montana college campuses”

...And everyone knows how dangerous foot guns are...

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