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Legal Information: Montana

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
May 1, 2019

If the abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or felony, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

No. Under federal law, if the abuser has been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor, s/he cannot have or buy a gun.1  If you’re not sure if the abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, see What crimes are considered domestic violence misdemeanors?

Also, under MT state law, if the abuser assaults you with a firearm and is convicted of a crime for this assault, the court may order that the gun used in the assault be taken away and not used by the abuser.2

118 USC § 922(g)(9)
2 Mont. Code § 45-5-206(7)