Gee.... thats a bummer!!
S-C-A-T-C-HsubThermal said:Just borrow scratchs' :wink:
Well, they are pretty good, perhaps one of the most pro gun states in the union. But you have to understand, hunting is a way of life in Montana. kids in public school in montana do not get columbus day off, but they do get the first two days of hunting season off.Mel how are Montana's gun laws???
Surely you must be kidding!!do they have praire dogs over there?
mele said:Well, they are pretty good, perhaps one of the most pro gun states in the union. But you have to understand, hunting is a way of life in Montana. kids in public school in montana do not get columbus day off, but they do get the first two days of hunting season off.Mel how are Montana's gun laws???
It is very common to see rifles in the back windows of trucks driving in the middle of town. (this is not uncommon for many states).
To summurize the laws:
No waiting periods, if you pass your NICS check, you walk out with the firearm (rifles, pistol, shutgun, etc).
There are no banned assualt weapons. If its legal to the BATF, then its legal in montana.
Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry concealed OUTSIDE of city limits. Inside of city limits you need to get a CCW. But, you can indeed carry a loaded gun on your hip if you desire, just not concealed. Someplaces prohibit loaded firearms, like the courthouse, etc.
Public lands (Forest Service, BLM, etc) are upon for shooting as long as its not posted otherwise.
Hunting access is nice here also, all public lands, and many private ranches get opened up through the block grant money the state funds. The state pays ranch owners money if they allow hunter access. Its been working pretty well and they are looking to expand the program with more money.
General hunting season (rifle) is 5 weeks with many special hunts and archery seasons, etc.
There has been a push from the state gov't to try and promote the shooting sports in public schools, but there isn't a lot of funding, but I did notice some grant money available if you setup a program... I've been tempted to do it for the local schools.
I live in the 2nd largest city in MT, ~60,000 people. We have 3 shooting ranges, (4 if you count the trap&skeet club). The 1000 yard range has 9 private ranges, 2 public ranges ($2 per day use). The private ranges cost $35 per year. It has the 1000 yard range, 500M silluette range, and 7 other 50-200 yard pistol & rifle ranges. etc etc The other two shooting ranges are a bit closer into town, and offer nice facilities with ranges out to 300. Of course, my unknown distance range is on public land, mearly 8 miles & 15 minutes from my door step.
I'm sure there are some other states that might have even better gun laws, but not many....
I don't think I'd ever leave, either... but that doesn't mean you can't have a vacation home...Max338 said:NOOOOOOOO MY FRIENDS ARE ABANDONING ME!!!!!! jk... i dont think ill ever move out of CA (weathers nice, and if i did parents would kill me, and or curse me 1000 times)