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By Alex Miller
Community News Service, UM School of Journalism 

Ballot measure would restrict local government gun laws

 

October 1, 2020

Photos courtesy Community News Service, UM School of Journalism

A different assortment of hands guns for sale at Bob Wards in Missoula.

So, here's the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompetent?

Not much, according to backers of Legislative Referendum 130, the ballot measure sent to voters by Montana lawmakers last session.

Specifically, Legislative Referendum 130 asks voters to remove lo...



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