Constitutional carry

Section 1.    45-8-317.  Exceptions. (1) Section 45-8-316 does not apply to:
    (a)  any peace officer of the state of Montana or of another state who has the power to make arrests;
    (b)  any officer of the United States government authorized to carry a concealed weapon;
    (c)  a person in actual service as a member of the national guard;
    (d)  a person summoned to the aid of any of the persons named in subsections (1)(a) through (1)(c);
    (e)  a civil officer or the officer's deputy engaged in the discharge of official business;
    (f)  a probation and parole officer authorized to carry a firearm under 46-23-1002;
    (g)  a person eligible to apply for or issued a permit under 45-8-321 or a person with a permit recognized under 45-8-329;
    (h)  an agent of the department of justice or a criminal investigator in a county attorney's office;
    (i)  a person who is outside the official boundaries of a city or town or the confines of a logging, lumbering, mining, or railroad camp or who is lawfully engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, hiking, backpacking, farming, ranching, or other outdoor activity in which weapons are often carried for recreation or protection; or
    (j)  the carrying of arms on one's own premises or at one's home or place of business.
    (2)  With regard to a person issued a permit under 45-8-321, the provisions of 45-8-328 do not apply to this section.