Dear MSSA Friends,Good news.  A Motion to Reconsider yesterday’s failing, 50-50 vote on HB 320 was successful today by 52-48.  It will advance to Third Reading tomorrow, where I hope that vote will hold to move it on to the Senate.

Republicans who voted against HB 320 and who may be persuaded to switch tomorrow and vote for it are:
Christy Clark (R) (406) 466-2483

Rob Cook (R) (406) 868-3426

Geraldine Custer (R) (406) 351-1235

Jeffrey Welborn (R) (406) 949-6070


Please get messages to these House members.  Remind them that HB 320 gives schools MORE local control about how they handle these situations, and that it relieves schools of the mandate to expel for a full year a kid who simply forgot to remove a hunting firearm from a vehicle before going to school.  Be polite.  Be brief.  Your message should begin with “Please support a Motion to Reconsider HB 320.”  Then add any other short message you wish.

Please get messages to these Representatives about HB 320 via the Message Center, 444-4800, or with the Online Message Form at:

Ask these Representatives to please vote FOR HB 320 on Third Reading.


Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Author, Gun Laws of Montana


By mssa