Legal Information: Montana

State Gun Laws

December 8, 2020

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

In Montana, a person cannot have a firearm if s/he has been convicted of:

  • a felony for which s/he received an additional sentence under Montana Code § 46-18-221;
  • an offense of another state or federal law which is similar to a Montana offense that would subject the person to an additional sentence under section 46-18-221; or
  • assaulting you with a firearm.1

If any of these situations apply to the abuser, it may be illegal for him/her to have a gun. Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, may restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 Mont. Code §§ 45-8-313(1); 45-5-206(7)

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