Unnecessary, and

LR-130 ends more than 130 years of local citizens deciding how to keep their communities safe. LR-130 is a sweeping proposal brought to you by lobbyists and out-of-touch politicians trying to take away your rights and eliminate local decision making in Montana.

This measure is so confusing and poorly written that law enforcement, local officials, and legal experts disagree on its meaning, its consequences, and even how it could be enforced. We should not be passing confusing laws that will very likely be challenged in court nor creating uncertainty in our schools and public spaces during an already difficult time.

Why change something that’s working? Montanans agree that we need to protect our Second Amendment rights, including our right to protect ourselves, and we already have strong laws in Montana to ensure these rights. LR-130 is a reckless attempt to re-write current gun laws and will have serious consequences for our ability to make local decisions.

LR-130 is unnecessary. Montanans know and trust their local school boards, law enforcement, and locally elected officials to keep our communities safe and protect our rights. LR-130 raises questions and confusion and creates problems rather than solving them, threatening local decision making in Montana communities.

For these reasons, LR-130 is opposed by veterans, school boards, nurses, ranchers, doctors, hunters, and local sheriffs and law enforcement across Montana. Additionally, it is opposed by the Montana League of Cities and Towns, representing all 127 incorporated municipalities.

Voting NO on LR-130 recognizes the value of making decisions at the community level. We can’t trust overreaching state legislators, politicians, and lobbyists in Helena to decide what’s best for us and our local communities. We can protect our second amendment rights and Montana’s long history of local decision-making by rejecting this confusing and unnecessary measure.

Vote NO on LR-130 to protect our freedom to make local decisions.
Vote NO on LR-130 to keep our gun laws the way they are.
Vote NO on LR-130.