gun rights

Montana Legislators Hear Bills To Expand Concealed Carry Rights

Feb 11, 2015

Today, Montana legislators heard bills to expand gun rights. House Bill 371, would allow permit holders to bring their concealed weapons into public places.

Republican Representative Kerry White says training needed to get a permit should allow people to carry a concealed weapon into most public places except bars.

Edward O'Brien

The  Missoula man charged with shooting a German exchange student has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide.

Markus Kaarma, 29, was arraigned today in the April 27 death of 17-year-old Diren Dede. 

Prosecutors allege Kaarma and his girlfriend set up motion sensors and video cameras to try to catch the thieves who had recently burglarized their garage.

Kaarma is accused of firing four shots into the garage after they spotted a trespasser.  Dede was hit in the head and arm.

Kaarma has said he feared for his life and was defending his property.

Montana Democrats next month will choose one of two candidates who hope to become Montana's next representative in the U.S. House. Republican Congressman Steve Daines is leaving the House to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Senator Max Baucus and now held by John Walsh.

John Lewis and John Driscoll are competing for their party's nomination to advance to November's general election.

Edward O'Brien has more on the Democratic House race featuring two men with backgrounds that each says would serve Montanans well:

Adam Winkler

Jan 10, 2014

"Homeground Radio," January 14th, 2014: Gun rights are a hot and polarizing topic in America.  Adam Winkler's history of gun rights, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, contains surprises for readers in every aspect of the issue.