By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment. In American history, knives have been banned as often, perhaps more so, than firearms have.
The concealed carry of knives have been banned, along with firearms. The possession and carry of knives have been regularily banned and forbidden by the states.
In Montana, Constitutional carry for knives was achieved on 21 April, 2017.
Montana law treated knives with a blade of more than 4 inches the same as firearms in their concealed carry statute.
It is legal to carry concealed weapons in most of Montana, without a permit, except inside city limits. The law only applied to people in incorporated towns and cities.
This year, 2017, Governor Bullock is term limited, and cannot run again. He vetoed the proposed Constitutional Carry bill for the third time.
But Governor Bullock allowed HB 251 to become law. HB 251 is simple. It removes all weapons from the concealed carry law except firearms.
The votes for the bill were 70-29 in the House and 38 to 11 in the Senate. That is more than enough to override a veto from the Governor.