HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Montana University System Board of Regents’ challenge of a 2021 law passed by the Montana Legislature allowing guns on college campuses.
The court decided that the state Constitution specifically “provides that government and control of the university system is vested in the Board of Regents.”
The case revolves around House Bill 102, which nullified a Board policy limiting the use of and access of firearms on MUS campuses.
The Court held that campus safety and security is an integral responsibility of the Board of Regents’ constitutional authority.
The State had argued that the Board did not have exclusive authority to regulate firearms on MUS campuses.