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Missoula Passes Amended Emergency Gun Ban In Public Places

Oct 16, 2018
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places.

Both ordinances, passed Monday, ban firearms at all polling places, schools, parks, museums, libraries and the city council chambers.

The group "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense" rallies in Missoula, MT for stronger gun laws, Dec. 14, 2015.
Josh Burnham

Montana’s Attorney General today ruled Missoula cannot enforce an ordinance requiring gun sale background checks within the city limits.

The Missoula City Council passed the background check ordinance last September. Soon after, state House Speaker Austin Knudsen of Culbertson asked for Attorney General Tim Fox’s legal opinion on the matter.

Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen (R)
Montana Legislature

Just hours after The Missoula City Council passed a new ordinance requiring background checks on gun sales, a Republican state lawmaker challenged it.

House Speaker Austin Knudsen is asking State Attorney General Tim Fox to review the law.