Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry again. This year,2017, it was HB 262. Bullock vetoed the bill on Thursday afternoon, the 22nd of February. In an nbcmontana.com article, Governor Bullock stated that allowing individuals to decide whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd:
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.Governor Bullock did not mention that in Montana, individuals can already do so in 99% of the state.
It is unlikely that there will be a veto override attempt. The bill passed with strong margins, about 60% of the votes, but it did not collect the two thirds necessary for an override.
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