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Why Pass Krayton’s Crazy Gun Bill?

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While some (like county attorneys and sheriffs) have questioned the need for Representative Krayton Kern’s Wild West, Rootin’-Tootin Shooting Show gun bill (HB 228), the representative himself has finally offered a compelling reason:

The thicker we can make Montana Code with laws that clarify and solidify our Constitutional rights the more difficult it will be for an oppressive government to send us to a reservation in Oklahoma.

Having driven through Oklahoma, I understand his concern—if nothing else about this foolish bill.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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