View Full Version : Questions on Montana guns?

05-12-2009, 3:55 AM
If guns are made in Montana, what would happen if someone bought one and took it over state lines, not for sales, just traveling?

Anyone have any ideas?


05-12-2009, 4:35 AM
Right now, nothing much. The new law up there doesn't take effect until 10/1/2009, and then only for firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition manufactured in Montana after (not on or after) 10/1/2009.

As for what happens if you acquire a "Montana Made" AR-15 clone on 10/2/09 and drive to Some_Other_State with it on 10/3/09, interesting question. You're moving it in interstate commerce at that point, but a quick jog through 18 USC 922 doesn't put much liability on the purchaser/transferee, except where the purchaser is a prohibited person. I haven't looked at all the related provisions, so maybe one of those folks that memorizes this stuff will chime in with the exception that I'm sure I haven't found yet.