Montana – The Montana Attorney General, Tim Fox, has released the requested opinion about the enforce-ability of the Missoula ordinance requiring government background checks for private transfers of firearms.
You can access the AG opinion below or at the link found here:
As expected, this AG Opinion declares the Missoula ordinance to be in conflict with controlling state law, and to be unenforceable.
From the ruling: ” A city or other local government entity with self-governing powers is prohibited by Montana state law from enforcing a local regulation or ordinance requiring background checks on firearm sales or transfers within its borders. “
Addressing the Missoula ordinance this way, and putting the wheels in motion for this AG Opinion, was something MSSA initiated over a year ago. We’re glad this planting finally bore the expected fruit. This is yet another example of what MSSA does for Montana gun owners.
For more examples, see: http://www.mtssa.org/?page_id=2
If you are not already an MSSA member, you should really join to be a part of our longstanding success. MSSA membership information is available at: http://www.mtssa.org/?page_id=46
Best wishes, Gary Marbut.
About Montana Shooting Sports Association:
Montana Shooting Sports Association ( MSSA ) is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners.