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 2017, Montana had the third highest gun death rate among the states. Montana also supplied crime guns to other states at the 13th highest rate among the states. Montana exported crime guns at twice the national rate and nearly 2.5 times the rate at which it imported crime guns from other 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.