Governor Steve Bullock (D) of Montana has vetoed constitutional carry again. The bill, HB 262 was struck down on Thursday afternoon. In an nbcmontana.com article, Governor Bullock stated that individuals can’t be trusted to decide whether or not to carry firearms.
Bullock noted in his veto letter that he had rejected two bills identical to Harris’ measure in past sessions. The governor says the idea of allowing individuals to decide for themselves whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd.
An override attempt of the veto is unlikely. The bill passed with strong margins, about 60% of the votes in each house, but it did not get the two thirds necessary for an override.
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