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Montana Senate OKs concealed carry without permit

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 22 2013 03:46:16 PM MDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2013 06:00:47 PM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

A bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit is shooting toward passage after receiving the Senate's initial endorsement.
House Bill 304 would allow people carry concealed weapons within city limits without obtaining a concealed-carry permit. The measure is one of the many pro-gun measures on the docket this session.
The Senate endorsed the measure Friday 27-21. It must pass a final vote in the chamber.
Supporters say the so bill would give law-abiding people the freedom to carry concealed weapons if they choose to do so.
Opponents argue people who want to carry a concealed gun should go through the proper channels to receive a permit from the sheriff's office.