On March 12, the Montana Senate gave final approval (27-22) to a bill that would block enforcement of future federal gun-control measures.

Introduced by Rep. Art Wittich, House Bill 203 (HB203) would prohibit the state “from enforcing, assisting in the enforcement of or otherwise cooperating in the enforcement of” a federal act enacted on or after Jan. 1, 2015 that “prohibits, restricts, or requires individual licensure for ownership, possession, transfer, or use of any firearm or any magazine or other ammunition feeding device.”

The bill passed the state House last month by a vote of 58-42. Unfortunately, on March 27th it was vetoed by Governor Steve Bullock.

Bullock vetoed a similar bill in 2013.