Montana is being sued in federal court over a provision in their gun carry law that prevents legal resident aliens from obtaining permits.
The suit, filed in federal district court on Monday by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), says the prohibition against permits for legal resident aliens violates the Second Amendment. The group has won suits against similar laws in a number of other states including New Mexico, North Carolina, and Nebraska.
SAF labeled Montana’s law discriminatory.
“The courts have repeatedly stated that lawful resident aliens have the same Second Amendment rights as everyone else, and still some states choose to discriminate against them on this point,” attorney David Sigale, who is representing the plaintiffs, said in a statement. “It is our hope this unfair and illegal law will be swiftly struck down.”