In a blockbuster session under a newly-united Republican government, the Montana Legislature passed a series of bills promising sweeping changes to life in the state. One of the first signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte, House Bill 102 seeks to permit the carrying of firearms nearly anywhere in the state -- including on college campuses.
But the bill quickly faced lawsuits from state employees and the university system, who claimed the bill unconstitutionally limits the rights of the state's Board of Regents.
Kaimin News Editor Griffen Smith joins Kaimin Cast host Austin Amestoy to explain HB 102, its potential ramifications for Montana's public universities and how students are reacting.