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Legal Information: Montana
Updated: December 8, 2020
I have a temporary or final order of protection against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?
In Montana, a judge can prohibit the respondent in a temporary domestic violence order of protection from possessing or using a firearm that was used in an assault against you. However, it would only apply to that specific firearm used, not all firearms. Also, the law allows the judge to include it but does not require the judge to issue that restriction.1
Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 Mont. Code §§ 40-15-201(1), (2); 40-15-204(3)
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