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July 14, 2016

Missoula Independent

July 14, 2016


Now, on city council, von Lossberg finds himself at the center of a trailblazing effort to do so within city limits. As with any gun policy in America, and especially in Montana, the proposal to expand background checks to private gun sales is bitterly contested…

Montana, like most other states, has a law written specifically to stop local governments from regulating guns. Known as “preemption,” it states that no city, town or other local government body may “prohibit, register, tax, license, or regulate the purchase, sale or other transfer (including delay in purchase, sale, or other transfer), ownership, possession, transportation, use, or unconcealed carrying of any weapon, including a rifle, shotgun, handgun, or concealed handgun.”

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