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By Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce
UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Lawmakers debate local gun ordinances, teacher recruitment program and affordable housing

Legislative roundup - Week 7


February 28, 2019

House Endorses Legislation To Prohibit Local Gun Ordinances

The Montana House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would prohibit local governments from implementing gun ordinances.

About 50 volunteers for the Moms Demand Action group gathered in the Montana Capitol Monday to lobby against the bill, House Bill 325.  

The national Moms Demand Action group aims to fight for stricter gun laws and was formed after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Head of the Montana chapter Kiely Lammers of Billings said the bill is a step backward.

“Our number one priority is...

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