Vehicle carry in Montana .


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Fetus
June 21, 2009, 12:46 AM
Does anyone here know how old you have to be to carry a pistol inside your vehicle in Montana

I know it's legal, but do you have to be 18 or do you have to be 21 ??

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MT GUNNY
June 21, 2009, 05:45 PM
http://www.opencarry.org/mt.html

http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/MTSL.pdf

Use of Firearms by Children

45-8-344. Use of firearms by children under fourteen prohibited -- exceptions. It is unlawful for a parent, guardian, or other person having charge or custody of a minor child under the age of 14 years to permit the minor child to carry or use in public any firearms, except when the child is accompanied by a person having charge or custody of the child or under the supervision of a qualified firearms safety instructor or an adult who has been authorized by the parent or guardian.

45-8-345. Criminal liability of parent or guardian -- prosecution. (1) Any parent, guardian, or other person violating the provisions of 45-8-344 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2) The county attorney, on complaint of any person, must prosecute violations of 45-8-344.

MT GUNNY
June 21, 2009, 05:49 PM
so if your older than 13 you can have a Firearm in your Vehical, anywhere, loaded or not!

NavyLCDR
June 21, 2009, 10:42 PM
Once again, though, FEDERAL law TRUMPS Montana law. What Montana law does is set a lower limit to the exceptions of handgun possession by a juvenile (<18 year old person). The Federal law is quoted below. In general, not related to ranching, farming, supervised target shooting or instruction in firearm safety, handgun possession is limited to 18 and up by Federal law. Notice below that subsections (3)(A)(i),(ii),(iii) AND (iv) must be complied with for the possession of a handgun to be legal.

(x)
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to knowingly possess—
(A) a handgun; or
(B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
(3) This subsection does not apply to—
(A) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile or to the possession or use of a handgun or ammunition by a juvenile if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and used by the juvenile—
(i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or farming related to activities at the residence of the juvenile (or on property used for ranching or farming at which the juvenile, with the permission of the property owner or lessee, is performing activities related to the operation of the farm or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction in the safe and lawful use of a handgun;
(ii) with the prior written consent of the juvenile’s parent or guardian who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from possessing a firearm, except—
(I) during transportation by the juvenile of an unloaded handgun in a locked container directly from the place of transfer to a place at which an activity described in clause (i) is to take place and transportation by the juvenile of that handgun, unloaded and in a locked container, directly from the place at which such an activity took place to the transferor; or
(II) with respect to ranching or farming activities as described in clause (i), a juvenile may possess and use a handgun or ammunition with the prior written approval of the juvenile’s parent or legal guardian and at the direction of an adult who is not prohibited by Federal, State or local law from possessing a firearm;
(iii) the juvenile has the prior written consent in the juvenile’s possession at all times when a handgun is in the possession of the juvenile; and
(iv) in accordance with State and local law;
(B) a juvenile who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard who possesses or is armed with a handgun in the line of duty;
(C) a transfer by inheritance of title (but not possession) of a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile; or
(D) the possession of a handgun or ammunition by a juvenile taken in defense of the juvenile or other persons against an intruder into the residence of the juvenile or a residence in which the juvenile is an invited guest.
(4) A handgun or ammunition, the possession of which is transferred to a juvenile in circumstances in which the transferor is not in violation of this subsection shall not be subject to permanent confiscation by the Government if its possession by the juvenile subsequently becomes unlawful because of the conduct of the juvenile, but shall be returned to the lawful owner when such handgun or ammunition is no longer required by the Government for the purposes of investigation or prosecution.
(5) For purposes of this subsection, the term “juvenile” means a person who is less than 18 years of age.
(6)
(A) In a prosecution of a violation of this subsection, the court shall require the presence of a juvenile defendant’s parent or legal guardian at all proceedings.
(B) The court may use the contempt power to enforce subparagraph (A).
(C) The court may excuse attendance of a parent or legal guardian of a juvenile defendant at a proceeding in a prosecution of a violation of this subsection for good cause shown.

Bookworm
June 22, 2009, 10:40 AM
You guys in Montana really tick me off. All I ever hear about MT is how pro-gun they are in everything. I never heard a word from you guys BEFORE I moved to PA and bought a house here :fire:

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