The State of Montana has so few residents that the whole state is served by just one area code. Almost a million headcount...but this is a big snowbird area, so it waxes and wanes with the seasons.
Open Carries are everywhere and there was even a Radio Shack that gave away a gun with every satellite dish sale. That went viral a few years ago.
This is total culture shock to an ex-SoCal resident.... where I never saw handguns on open display and the cans of spray paint behind lock and key.
Hard liquors are sold in a Montana State liquor store.... but some bars sell it in a carry-package. Odd.
Anyway.... here in Big Sky Land, we have so many of the old cowboy and rancher ways still in control . Our children can expect the local cops to give sufficient, er.....non-judicial punishment....... to keep graffiti and tagging from happening..... or being visible for long. It gets removed by the perps and then they have to answer to their parents. ... double jeopardy!.
Homes are never locked...... unless one has recently moved from Californicatia --- that's a tip off.
We leave the keys in our vehicles just in case someone gets hurt running a tractor, for instance, and can drive themselves to the hospitol. That's nice, kind even!
Let's see and hear from some Montana Glockers. I'm not passing out membership numbers..... we trust each other in Montana too much for that ..... and besides........ we have Glocks to keep things civil.