Legal Information: Montana

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
December 20, 2023

I have a temporary or final order of protection against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

In a temporary or final order of protection, a judge has the option to prohibit the respondent from possessing or using a firearm if it was used in an assault against you. However, it would only apply to that specific firearm used, not all firearms.1

There are additional restrictions when it comes to getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The applicant must not be “ineligible under federal law” to own, possess, or receive a firearm,”2 which means the applicant cannot have a final protection order issued against him/her that meets federal requirements

1 Mont. Code §§ 40-15-201(1), (2); 40-15-204(3)
2 Mont. Code § 45-8-321(1)(a)

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