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Felons banned from guns still getting tags

Updated: January 31, 2006, 5:04 PM ET
By Matt Gouras | Associated Press — Jan. 31, 2006

HELENA, Mont. — Hundreds of people barred from having guns because they are felons on parole or probation are still able to get hunting licenses in Montana with no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation found.

Montana may not be alone. While nearly all states ban felons from possessing guns, only a handful — including Rhode Island and Maine — keep them from receiving hunting permits, and just a few others — such as Illinois and Massachusetts — require ...

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