Wearing a Mask and Carrying a Gun in WA, WY, ID, OR, and MT

It’s all the rage these days.

Can you wear a mask and carrying a gun at the same time? Nearly every state is tackling this same question as more and more states or cities pass mandatory mask-wearing ordinances or decrees from governors.

Many of the current statutes found in some states come from concerns over criminals wearing ski masks which are often used when robbing a store.

So, in the Northwest states of Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana are there any restrictions on carrying a gun and wearing a mask?

Here is a breakdown of what we found:

  • Washington: No law exists that prohibits a citizen from carrying a gun and wearing a mask.
  • Wyoming: No law exists that prohibits a citizen from carrying a gun and wearing a mask.
  • Idaho: No law exists that prohibits a citizen from carrying a gun and wearing a mask.
  • Oregon: No law exists that prohibits a citizen from carrying a gun and wearing a mask.
  • Montana: No law exists that prohibits a citizen from carrying a gun and wearing a mask.

In a nutshell, every state in the Northwest allows you to carrying a gun and wear a mask at the same time.

There are some states in the U.S. that have laws that prohibit you from carrying a gun and wearing a mask with the intent to conceal your identity. Even then, wearing a mask to prevent illnesses would not qualify.

Thankfully, none of the states in the Northwest even have those types of laws on the books.

Would you not carry a firearm if a law did exist in your state?

Note: Photo courtesy of USA Carry.