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Lawmakers: allow concealed guns on campus

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming teachers and others over age 21 who hold firearms permits could carry concealed guns at schools and college campuses under a bill pending introduction at the state Legislature.

February 11, 2014 6:46 pmLoading…
Murder defendant to claim self-defense

Murder defendant to claim self-defense

A man accused of shooting another man to death on Billings’ North Side in October will argue in court that he acted in self-defense.

December 31, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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Breaking boards: Central students schooled in quick escapes, safety

Breaking boards: Central students schooled in quick escapes, safety

By the time martial arts instructors were done with Laura Housinger’s PE students Thursday at Central Catholic High School, the sophomores were breaking boards with their palms and yelling “No!” to would-be attackers.

December 21, 2013 7:15 am Photos

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Man claiming self-defense in Augusta shooting

GREAT FALLS — A Dearborn Canyon man suspected of shooting and killing a neighbor in an ongoing property dispute is claiming self-defense.

October 22, 2013 10:38 am

Pepper spray used to repel pickaxe attack in Butte

BUTTE — An Butte resident used pepper spray to repel a man attacking him with a pickaxe early Tuesday, according to police.

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Self-defense

Self-defense

Olivia Eiler, top left, and her sister Madison, 16, and Misty Miner, bottom left, and Jessica Comly practice a self-defense move as they join more than 700 women at Alterowitz Gymnasium at MSUB for a self-defense class put on by the Billings Police Department and MSUB on Thursday.

July 18, 2013 10:13 pmLoading…
More than 700 women fill Alterowitz Gymnasium

More than 700 women fill Alterowitz Gymnasium

More than 700 women fill Alterowitz Gymnasium at MSUB for a self-defense class put on by the Billings Police Department and MSUB on Thursday.

July 18, 2013 10:13 pmLoading…
Billings police officers Shane Weinreis and Bethany Schwartz

Billings police officers Shane Weinreis and Bethany Schwartz

Billings police officers Shane Weinreis, right, and Bethany Schwartz demonstrate a self-defense move to a crowd of more than 700 women at a class put on by the Billings Police Department and MSUB on July 18, 2013.

July 18, 2013 10:13 pmLoading…
More than 700 women participate in self-defense, personal safety event in Billings

More than 700 women participate in self-defense, personal safety event in Billings

More than 700 women of all ages attended a whirlwind crash course in women’s personal safety and self-defense on Thursday night in an event put on by the Billings Police Department and MSU Billings Police Department.

July 18, 2013 10:04 pm Photos

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Senate backs bill allowing guns at colleges

Senate backs bill allowing guns at colleges

HELENA — The Montana Senate is backing a plan that directs colleges to allow students to carry guns on campus.

April 03, 2013 4:24 pm Related Loading…
House: Guns OK on campus, not in bars or banks

House: Guns OK on campus, not in bars or banks

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.

February 22, 2013 6:15 pm Related Loading…
Montana House advances gun-rights measures

Montana House advances gun-rights measures

HELENA — Gun rights measures that include a plan to push back against potential federal restrictions on assault rifles were endorsed Thursday in the Montana House, despite criticism they may thwart law enforcement or lead to constitutional showdowns with the federal government.

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Panel kills bill allowing guns in Wyoming schools

Panel kills bill allowing guns in Wyoming schools

CHEYENNE — A bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns in Wyoming K-12 schools and on college campuses died in a Senate committee Friday after dozens of educators, administrators, police and others testified it would make schools and colleges less safe.

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Committee advances bill to block federal gun ban

Committee advances bill to block federal gun ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state House committee approved a bill that would make it a felony in Wyoming to enforce stricter federal gun regulations created after the spate of recent mass shootings -- a move that could put Wyoming and the federal law at odds.

January 29, 2013 1:38 pm Related Loading…

Concealed weapon permits in demand

GREAT FALLS — The sheriff of Cascade County says he's signed off on more than 300 concealed weapon permits in the past three weeks.

January 12, 2013 5:23 pmLoading…
Billings murder trial moved to February

Billings murder trial moved to February

A murder trial set to begin Monday for a Billings man who claims he shot a friend in self-defense has been rescheduled.

October 11, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…
Self-defense products popular in North Dakota oil patch after Arnold disappearance

Self-defense products popular in North Dakota oil patch after Arnold disappearance

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Self-defense products are becoming a hot item among women in western North Dakota's booming oil patch, as a burgeoning population and the apparent abduction of a northeastern Montana woman have heightened fears about violence.

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Wyoming concealed-carry law makes few ripples

CHEYENNE — Posted prominently at the entrance to Frontier Mall in Cheyenne is a large “weapons prohibited” sign.

January 01, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Casper to hold hearing on open-carry meeting ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Casper City Council will hold a public hearing next week on making it illegal for people to openly carry guns at public meetings.

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Wyoming group threatens suit over proposed gun ban

CASPER — A Casper proposal to prohibit people from openly having a firearm at city government meetings is drawing the threat of a lawsuit from gun rights advocates who say such a ban will spiral to other places.

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