In 2019, the Republican legislature in Montana proposed legislation to pre-empt local governments from placing stricter regulations on firearms carry than the state had enacted. Then-Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed it. The legislature then passed textually identical legislation as a legislatively referred state statute, which the governor cannot veto if passed by state voters. Opponents of the legislation outspent the gun-rights group 31 to 1. The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE), the largest labor union in the state, was by far the largest contributor.
Copy and paste this URL into your WordPress site to embed
Copy and paste this code into your site to embed