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Judge temporarily halts campus carry bill

House Bill 102 was set to go into effect for Montana university campuses on June 1

HELENA — A district court judge on Friday temporarily enjoined the enforcement date of House Bill 102, the bill that would expand permissions for concealed carry firearms on campus starting June 1. The order by Judge Mike McMahon in Lewis and Clark County came in response to a suit filed by the Montana University System Board of Regents, which voted unanimously last week to challenge the new law in court.

In his ruling, McMahon wrote that the board would “suffer immediate and irreparable injury” if the law was allowed to go into effect before the case could proceed. The order applies only to t...