A bill that a group of Montana high school students wrote to try to reduce gun violence in the state was killed in a Senate committee Thursday.
Without discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for public schools and set fines for those who didn't properly secure a gun used by a child in an act of violence.
The Montana Legislature passed two bills last week to revise gun laws and weaken local governments’ authority to implement municipal gun ordinances.
A state legislator wants his colleagues and some legislative staff to be able to carry concealed handguns in the Capitol and on other state property.
Legislation from Helena high school students attempting to reduce gun deaths in Montana has passed out of the House. Now that it’s before the Senate, it looks significantly different than it used to, after it was changed in order to win approval from some conservative lawmakers.
Amanda Penley, a senior at Capital High School, said one way to reduce gun violence in Montana is through public education.
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Crossposted with permission from StopGunMadness.org