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'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

MISSOULA — Montana law has some rules regarding self-defense that could apply to Sunday’s fatal shooting of a teenager in a Grant Creek home, according to the man who wrote the state’s version of the “castle doctrine.”

April 28, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…

U.S. Supreme Court again declines to review Montana gun law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined for the second time to review a Montana law that exempts from federal regulation guns that are made and kept in the state.

February 24, 2014 2:05 pmLoading…

9th Circuit rules against 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act

HELENA — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules — but advocates welcomed the court’s decision for leaving open the possibility of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 23, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…
Gun-rights advocate snags domain

Gun-rights advocate snags domain

HELENA — A prominent gun-rights advocate has started a website,, to discourage Montana’s senior senator from working to enact new gun regulations.

January 25, 2013 6:34 amLoading…

Montana Shooting Sports Association leader decries gun-free zones

MISSOULA — Gary Marbut’s phone is ringing all the time these days with calls from national news organizations, along with lawmakers and citizens.

December 19, 2012 6:30 am Related Loading…

Bitterroot Valley ammunition sales up again after election

STEVENSVILLE – At a gun show last week in Utah, a young man in his early 20s walked up to Darren Newsom to ask a question.

November 25, 2012 10:12 pmLoading…

Gun, medical pot groups blast ATF policy

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.

September 27, 2011 5:57 pmLoading…

MSSA cleared in lobbying complaint, NRA fined

HELENA - The state has cleared a well-known Missoula gun-rights advocate in a charge he failed to register as a lobbyist, but fined the National Rifle Associate for making that mistake in 2009.

July 18, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

Lobbying complaint against Montana gun activist Marbut dismissed

HELENA — The state’s top political cop has dismissed a two-year-old lobbying complaint against Missoula gun-rights activist Gary Marbut, saying Marbut and his group, the Montana Shooting Sports Association, don’t have to report on their lobbying activities.

July 18, 2011 11:45 amLoading…

Plan to empower Montana sheriffs raises questions, concerns

HELENA — The line of people stretched out the door of the committee room, all waiting for their turn to condemn or express their fears about the federal government.

January 24, 2011 6:21 amLoading…

Corruption law facing court test

HELENA — A Helena district judge will hear arguments today on a challenge to Montana’s nearly century-old, voter-passed ban on direct corporate spending to support or oppose political parties or candidates.

September 30, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Gun rights advocates meet in Helena

Gun rights advocates meet in Helena

HELENA — Esther Suhr stood on the Capitol lawn Saturday afternoon proudly displaying her .54-caliber black-powder rifle.

March 27, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

Group ready to test gun law

HELENA - A prominent Montana gun rights group has partnered with a national organization to test federal authority over a new class of firearms: guns manufactured and used solely in the state of Montana.

August 24, 2009 11:15 pmLoading…

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