Montana Legislature

Jan 12, 2011 11:51 AM by Marnee Banks (Helena)

Proposed bill would allow legislators to carry guns into state Capitol

A Kalispell lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to allow legislators with concealed weapon permits to carry their guns into the State Capitol.

Montana law prohibits concealed weapons in federal, state and local government buildings. Republican representative Verdell Jackson's bill is still in the drafting process.

Republican leadership is thinking about adding one police officer to Capitol security staff.

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