MSSA/NRA Legislative Reception Update for Dec. 28, 2016

Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Shooting Sports Association

USA -( Dear MSSA Friends,

All is now confirmed for the MSSA/NRA Legislative Reception at the Colonial Hotel in Helena on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

The reception will officially begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m.

We will also host a briefing session for those of you attending to get you up to speed on the MSSA legislative issues that will be up for discussion at the Reception. This briefing will be held in a separate room at the Colonial and will go from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

I highly encourage you to attend this briefing if you will also go to the Reception, so you will have a command of the issues up for discussion.

Folks, this is your chance to mix and mingle with legislators, and to visit with them about important issues we will have before the 2017 Legislature.

For those of you who don’t want to drive home after the Reception (like me), the Colonial is offering a special room rate of $109, as space is available. I am told this room rate is not yet (Tuesday) in the “system”, but that it will be in the system as of tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/28). You may call the Colonial to make a reservation at 406-443-2100.

Ask for the NRA/MSSA special rate. Call soon, before the Colonial fills.


The four issues we will have introduced this session are:

  1. Restaurant Carry. To allow those with concealed weapon permits to use their permits in restaurants where food is the chief item for sale.
  2. No local enforcement of new federal gun laws. To prohibit state and local employees from enforcing any new federal gun laws or regulations.
  3. School safety. To allow full-time public school employees to exercise a concealed weapon permit at school as long as the employee’s firearm is genuinely concealed and the employee responsible for the security of the firearm.
  4. Defining “shall not be called in question.” To provide a legislative definition for this never-before-defined phrase used in the Montana Constitution to secure the RKBA.

I hope to see you at this Legislative Reception. It is an important event to kick off our 2017 legislative work for Montana gun owners.

Best wishes,


About Montana Shooting Sports Association: 

MSSA is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners.



About the National Rifle Association:

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

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