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Legal Information: Montana

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
December 8, 2020

I do not have an order of protection against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of any crimes. Can s/he have a gun?

In Montana, it is illegal for a person to have a firearm if s/he:

  • has been found to be mentally incompetent by a judge;
  • does not have legal immigration status; or
  • is under the age of 18.1

Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun under other circumstances. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

For additional information on gun laws in Montana, you can go to the Giffords Law Center website.