Montana regents vote to challenge new campus gun carry law


The board that oversees Montana's university system has voted unanimously to file a lawsuit against the state seeking a ruling over whether the Legislature or the system's board has the constitutional authority to regulate possession of guns on campuses. The Montana Legislature passed a bill to allow students and staff who meet safety certifications to carry concealed firearms on campus starting June 1. Supporters of the new law questioned whether the regents had the right to infringe on the constitutional right to bear arms.