Every state has different laws regarding firearm possession, and with the recent political and media hubbub about gun control, some states are cracking down on sales. If you are a gun owner in Montana, you can rest assured that while it may be harder to get a gun than it has been in the past, you may still carry concealed firearms if you are approved and licensed to do so.

Getting a concealed weapons permit in Montana

The Montana Department of Justice provides information about how to obtain a concealed carry permit in this state. Unlike some other states, you do not need to pass a gun safety course through the National Rifle Association or any other organization. All you need to do is pick up and fill out an application from your local county sheriff’s office.

In order to be eligible, you must be 18 or older, be a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen and have been a resident of Montana for at least six months. While you may be able to obtain a concealed carry permit if you satisfy these conditions, it is still a good idea to go through a gun safety class to reduce the likelihood that you will accidentally hurt yourself or someone else.

Where concealed carry is prohibited

Even if you have a license, you are still forbidden from bringing a gun to some places. These include places where alcohol is sold, financial institution and any government-owned or leased buildings.

This article is meant to inform you and is not legal advice.