In a 5-0 decision released on Tuesday afternoon, the Montana Supreme Court has struck down Missoula's gun ordinance.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox provided the following statement from his office in Helena.

"I told Missoula that under Montana law it lacked the authority to restrict the sale or transfer of firearms. When Missoula tried to do so anyway, I asked that an Attorney General Opinion request be submitted to my office, confident that our legal position would be vindicated in the end. Today the Supreme Court upheld my office’s conclusion in a 5-0 ruling. Missoula’s ordinance is unenforceable. The rule of law and Montana’s constitution matter.”

The decision is attached below.