View Full Version : Montanan CCW carrier defends self from active shooter!

02-17-2009, 10:43 AM
I was studying some Montana CCW laws (getting ready to carry up there when i move in a few weeks) when i came across this article about a shooting in January. Thought it worth a share on CG.


There was a shooting incident in Glasgow, Montana on
Saturday afternoon. Besides the shooter, one person was killed and
two were injured. Police locked down the community, warned people to
lock doors and stay inside, and followed a blood trail which
eventually led to the deceased shooter.

Unconfirmed but probable: The shooter made his attack at a local
hospital and killed a female Emergency Medical Technician. Scott
Billingsly was present because his wife works at the hospital. Scott
has a Montana concealed weapon permit, was armed, and engaged the
shooter in defense of himself and others. Scott was injured in the
hand and Scott's wife was also injured. The shooter was seriously
injured and was driven off by Scott's armed engagement of the
shooter. The seriously wounded shooter sought shelter, leaving the
blood trail that law enforcement followed, where they found the
shooter dead of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The people of Glasgow who know these details are highly thankful that
an armed citizen was present and able to interdict the killer before
he could kill more than the one person murdered, possibly saving the
lives of many other hospital employees.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana

As far as CCW in Montana goes..looks like there's no carrying in gov buildings, banks, bars, schools, and some cities have further restrictions like at some parks or other public places. So it's looking like they're getting more restrictions. Glad i'll live in unincorporated city where i can shoot on my property!

02-17-2009, 10:53 AM
You know this had to happen...:D



Congrats on the exit from the PRK though! :thumbsup: