Montana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Legislation That Would Allow Guns in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
HELENA, Mont. – The Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized lawmakers in the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing House Bill 494, legislation that would that would allow people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in restaurants that serve alcohol.
STATEMENT FROM KIELY LAMMERS, VOLUNTEER WITH THE MONTANA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote today is disappointing. I grew up in a gun-owning household, and I was taught that alcohol and guns don’t mix. House Bill 494 flies in the face of that common-sense. When I take my family out to dinner, I simply do not want to worry if the person next to me is carrying a gun. All it takes is one mistake for a life changing tragedy and and research shows that consuming alcohol leads to impaired judgment. So far this legislative session, we’ve seen the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda rejected numerous times. I hope our elected officials continue this progress by rejecting HB 494 – a dangerous threat to our public safety.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs