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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘State Right to Bear Arms in Montana.’ Other Laws & Policies. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 13 April

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State Right to Bear Arms in Montana

Article II, § 12 of the Montana Constitution provides that "[t]he right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons."

Originally enacted as Article III, § 13 of the Montana Constitution, this provision has been interpreted by state courts to protect an individual right to possess arms in defense of self and property…

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