Gun Laws in Montana

State Law Background

Among other things, Montana does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Local governments in Montana generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and Montana requires that local law enforcement issue a concealed weapons license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2016, Montana had the 6th highest rate of gun deaths per capita among the states. Montana also had the 8th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Montana were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 8th highest rate per capita among the states.

Montana Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Montana, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.