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Montana prohibits any person, whether or not he or she possesses a permit to carry a concealed weapon, from carrying concealed in:

  • Portions of a building used for state or local government offices and related areas in the building that have been restricted;
  • A room in which alcoholic beverages are sold, dispensed, and consumed under a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises;
  • A bank, credit union, savings and loan institution, or similar institution during the institution’s normal business hours, except:
    • While using an institution’s drive-up window, automatic teller machine, or unstaffed night depository; or
    • At or near a branch office of an institution in a mall, grocery store, or other place unless the person is inside the enclosure used for the institution’s financial services or is using the institution’s financial services.1

Montana also generally prohibits any person from carrying a firearm, whether openly or concealed, on a state game preserve, although the Director of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks may issue a permit to carry firearms in these areas.2

A landlord or operator of a hotel or motel may not, by contract or otherwise, prevent a tenant or a guest of a tenant from possessing on the premises a firearm that it is legal for the tenant or guest to possess.3

Montana has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Hospitals;
  • Places of worship;
  • Sports arenas;
  • Gambling facilities; or
  • Polling places.


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  1. Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-328.[]
  2. Mont. Code Ann. § 87-5-401.[]
  3. Mont. Code Ann. § 70-24-110.[]