Guns in schools bill dies on 2d reading
After spirited debate, the House failed to pass the “guns in school bill,” HB 385, on 2d reading.
HB 385 (Berglee) – Failed 2d reading in the House today, February 27. Would have allowed a school district employee with a concealed weapons permit to carry a concealed handgun in school.
Your calls and emails to legislators made a difference! "Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, said that telephone calls and web messages coming into the main legislative messaging centers showed more than 1,100 people against the bill, and only 80 in favor.
“'The math is clear: Our constituents, the people who sent us here, don’t want this,” she said." See article
Please thank those House members who voted NO. See list below.
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Dunwell, Mary Ann
Hill Smith, Ellie
Windy Boy, Jonathan
Here’s the full vote - http://bit.ly/2mnp0oK