Montana State Law Summary

Posted on August 12, 2015



Among other things, Montana does not:

Local governments in Montana generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and Montana requires that local law enforcement issue a concealed weapons license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2013, Montana had the 5th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Montana also had the 14th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Montana were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 14th highest rate per capita among the states.

Montana Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Montana, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.