Opposing dangerous legislation backed by the gun lobby
Montana would also be impacted by a gun lobby-backed bill currently under consideration in Congress. This legislation, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would force each state to accept the concealed carry laws of every other state, even if their standards for carrying a loaded, hidden gun in public are weaker. Giffords is working with Congressional leaders and Montana stakeholders to highlight the public safety risks Montana would face from federally mandated concealed carry reciprocity. Giffords is also working with law enforcement to amplify their voice in these debates about gun violence and gun safety. Giffords worked with Retired Detective Sergeant Judith Heilman to publish an op-ed, Gun Bills Risk State’s Rights, Public Safety, in 2017 in the Billings Gazette.
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