Across the country, the number of concealed carry permit applicants has been on the rise, however from state to state the rules to receive said permit can be quite different. For example. some states require concealed carry applicants to prove their handgun competency by firing the handgun as a prerequisite to applying.
Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox has stated that Missoula’s recent gun background check ordinance violates Montana state law.
The Missoula City council voted 8-4 to require background checks for all private gun sales on Monday. The Missoula Police Department says they plan to enforce the ordinance on a “complaint basis,” but specifics will not be outlined until the ordinance goes into effect at the beginning of November.