UPDATED 3:30 PM PT – Saturday, April 24, 2021
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) vowed to protect residents’ Second Amendment rights from federal overreach.
On Friday, Gianforte signed a new bill into law, prohibiting the ban of firearms, magazines and ammunition.
Today, I proudly signed Rep. Hinkle’s law prohibiting federal overreach into our Second Amendment-protected rights, including any federal ban on firearms.
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) April 23, 2021
This came as Republicans across the country rallied against Joe Biden’s push for sweeping gun reform measures.
Montana’s new law will stop police and state employees from enforcing federal restrictions.