HELENA – Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Amanda Curtis appeared and spoke last year at a rally for expanded background checks for firearm purchasers, but said this week her position on the issue won’t hurt her with Montana voters.
HELENA — A measure aimed at undermining any potential federal ban on assault weapons was endorsed by the Montana Senate on Tuesday as it speeds toward the governor's desk.
HELENA — The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed legislators to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol.
HELENA — The Montana House has endorsed a plan to allow firearms on college campuses, but rejected a plan allowing concealed guns in other places like bars.
HELENA — A gun group and medical marijuana advocates expressed outrage Tuesday over a new federal policy clarifying that it is illegal for medical marijuana cardholders to buy firearms and ammunition and for dealers to sell these products to them.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said last week that gun-owner rights in America are stronger than when President Barack Obama took office in 2009 — a statement that the campaign of his GOP challenger, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, is disputing.
HELENA — The number of gun rights bills likely to clear the Montana Legislature appears to be dwindling significantly, as the session enters its final days, dealing a blow to gun-rights advocates who seem unable to capitalize on having a Republican majority.
HELENA — As state lawmakers headed home Thursday for their midsession break, majority Republicans said they're "very pleased" with progress they've made passing legislation to foster jobs — and that they're ready to get down to business on crafting an austere state budget in the session's se…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The anti-federal government and pro-states' rights tone of last year's election season likely will be carried over to the floors of the Wyoming House and Senate when the Legislature convenes Tuesday.
HELENA — A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal.
HELENA — A group of states seeking freedom from federal gun laws were dealt a blow Wednesday when a federal magistrate recommended dismissal of a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates who argue Congress has overstepped its bounds with gun control.
Both Sens. Baucus and Tester voted for Sonia Sotomayor’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination last year, citing Sotomayor’s “respect for the Constitution and respect for previous rulings.”
JACKSON, Wyo. - Gun rights advocates in Jackson are getting their holsters ready for Fourth of July events.
HELENA — Montana leaders lauded a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday upholding individual gun rights, but one of the state’s top gun rights activists said the ruling is not as important here, as Montana already has strong gun rights protections.
HELENA — A group of clergy and voting activists held a 45-minute impromptu prayer vigil outside Sen. Jon Tester’s Washington office Thursday morning before meeting with the Montana Democrat to urge him to drop his support for a gun rights bill.
HELENA — One of the biggest names in gun control is asking a federal judge in Montana to invalidate the state’s pioneering gun law which exempts Montana-made firearms from national gun laws.
HELENA — Esther Suhr stood on the Capitol lawn Saturday afternoon proudly displaying her .54-caliber black-powder rifle.
HELENA - If Montana gun advocates have their way in a lawsuit filed Thursday, there will be far less federal gun control in the state.
CHEYENNE - Concern that the Obama administration could impose a new ban on some semiautomatic weapons is driving worried gun owners to stockpile ammunition and cartridge reloading components at such a rate that manufacturers can't meet demand.
Jill Cohenour, D-East Helena, and Chas Vincent, R-Libby, two lawmakers often on opposite ends of the political spectrum but who saw a need to tackle the land and timber issues.