Governor Bullock Vetoes Concealed Carry Without Permit
Governor Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have allowed any person eligible to own a firearm to carry a concealed weapon without a permit within city limits.
House Bill 304 was one of four bills the Democratic governor vetoed Friday. The concealed-carry bill passed the Republican-led Legislature mostly along party lines.
Bullock released a statement Monday saying if the bill’s logic were applied in other situations, people would be able to drive, fly airplanes and hunt without the necessary permits.
Supporters say the measure would give city dwellers the same privilege as rural residents by allowing them to carry concealed weapon within city limits.
The governor also vetoed three other bills that tinkered with administrative rule-making and the process for determining the financial impact of proposed legislation.