MISSOURI GUN LAWS

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Missouri became a constitutional carry state in January 2017. No permit is required to openly or conceal carry a firearm but the state still issues permits on a "Shall Issue" basis for reciprocity with other states. There is no requirement to register firearms or obtain a purchase permit and some specially trained school employees are allowed to carry firearms on school grounds. Permits are issued at the local level by county sheriffs to residents only who must be at least 19 years old.

Missouri CCW Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced SEE DETAILS
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Restaurant YES
Constitutional Carry YES
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  • Permit not honored
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  • Only if issued after 8/27/13
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How Reciprocity Works in Missouri

All CCW permits from other states are honored by Missouri. Six states have written reciprocity agreements with Missouri and 27 states will honor a Missouri permit without a written agreement.

The six states that have a written agreement with Missouri are; Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Further information on reciprocity can be obtained from the official state website.

Oklahoma

If you are a resident of Missouri then you are permitted to carry a firearm in Oklahoma without any permit. You must have a state issued ID on you at all times you carry a firearm in Oklahoma.

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington.

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  • Wisconsin will only honor Missouri permits that were issued after 8/23/13.
  • Virginia will only honor a Missouri permit if the holder is 21 years or older.
571.030 and 571.107 - Reciprocity

Missouri Handgun Permit

Missouri Gun Policy

Unrestricted, Shall Issue

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CCW Permit Overview
To obtain a concealed carry permit you must be at least 19 years old (18 if in the military) and have passed a firearms training course. The application must be made in your county of residence. Extended and lifetime permits are available but are not valid in other states whereas the standard 5 year permit is honored by other states.

Non-Resident Permits
Non-resident permits are only available to persons who are on active military duty or veterans that are at least 18 years old and stationed in Missouri. The spouses of active military personnel can also apply for a permit if they are at least 19 years old and reside in the state.

Handgun Training
One of the requirements for a permit is that you complete 8 hours of a firearms training course with a certified instructor before filing your application. Part of the training can be taken online with a NRA firearms safety course that is at least 1 hour long. The course must cover safe storage, marksmanship and the care and cleaning of your firearm. You would then present the courses certificate to another CCW trainer to complete the other subjects. There is no requirement to do 8 hours with the partial online course. But for those that have not done a online course they must complete 8 hours.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 19 years old.
  • Citizen or resident of the United States.
  • Resident of Missouri.
  • Have taken a firearms training course.
  • Have not been convicted or plead guilty to a felony.
  • You are not a fugitive or charged with any crime punishable by more than one year.
  • You  have not plead guilty or been convicted of a misdemeanor such as a crime of violence, driving while under the influence, or possession of a controlled substance within the last 5 years.
  • Have not been judged mentally incompetent.
  • Do not have a dishonorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States.
  • Federal Law Requirements
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Missouri: Places Off-Limits for CCW

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Places Off-Limits in Missouri

  • Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day
  • Law enforcement agency facilities
  • Any courthouse solely occupied by the circuit, appellate or supreme court, or any courtrooms, administrative offices, libraries or other rooms of any such court
  • Any meeting of the governing body of a unit of local government; or any meeting of the general assembly or a committee of the general assembly
  • Any adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison or jail
  • Any establishment licensed to dispense intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises
  • Any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility
  • Any area of an airport to which access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property.
  • Any portion of a building used as a child care facility
  • Any riverboat gambling operation accessible by the public
  • Any gated area of an amusement park.
  • Any church or other place of religious worship
  • Any private property whose owner has posted the premises as being off-limits to concealed firearms
  • Any sports arena or stadium with a seating capacity of five thousand or more.
  • Any hospital accessible by the public
  • Public passenger bus
  • School bus
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Places Allowed in Missouri

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Pointers: Missouri Gun Laws

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Missouri Concealed Carry Laws

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Missouri state capitol building

Missouri Gun Laws To Know

YES - Without a permit
A weapon may be carried without a permit anywhere in a vehicle, even concealed on the person.

The Law
571.030

NO - Must Inform Officer
There is nothing in Missouri gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.

You are legally required to carry the permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.

The Law
571.121

YES - Without a permit
Open carry is legal without a permit in Missouri. Local authorities can regulate open carry if a person does not have a CCW permit.

If a person does have a CCW permit then they are entitled to open carry anywhere that is not on the prohibited places list and local authorities are by law not allowed to place any restrictions on them.

The Law
Title III 21.750

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Missouri gun laws are a bit confusing on “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. However, according to the law, you only commit an offense if you refuse to leave the property after being asked to do so, or repeat the offense in a set period of time.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons" sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES

It is legal to carry in the following areas;
  • State Parks:       YES - 10 CSR 90-2.020
  • State/National Forests:     YES - 3 CSR 10-7.432 (1)
  • State Wildlife Management Areas:     YES - 3 CSR 10-7.432 (1)
  • Road Side Rest Areas:     YES

YES
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
You can carry in a restaurant but not if you are intoxicated.

"Yes" or "No" states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with "NO GUN" signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a "Yes" then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

The Law
571.107

YES
Missouri is a constitutional carry state, no permit is required to carry a firearm if you meet the requirements to possess a firearm.

“Every person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state”
(Art. I, § 6)
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Missouri Off-Limit Statutes

Other Missouri CCW Statutes

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

Other Missouri Gun Laws

Private Sales
There are no background checks required for the private sale of firearms. Buyers must be at least 18 years old and provide some form of state ID to the seller.

No registration or purchase permits are required to buy a handgun or long gun.

Missouri CCW FAQ's

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Missouri CCW Contact

St. Louis County Police Department
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Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


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Address 7900 Forsyth Blvd.

CityClayton, MO 63105

Phone (314) 615-4272

 

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Donna
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Donna

I live in Missouri and if I am a felon can I still have a gun in my house to protect me and my family and belongings

APC
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APC

Donna; According to both federal and state laws, in short the answer is no. Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon is a felony at both levels. 571.070. Possession of firearm unlawful for certain persons — penalty — exception. — 1. A person commits the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm if such person knowingly has any firearm in his or her possession and:   (1) Such person has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which,… Read more »

Xavier Mosley
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Xavier Mosley

So are there really nomore background checks to buy a fire arm because i remember in 2017 they wouldnt let me buy a fire arm cause i failed background check cause i had a misdermener warrent and i didnt go to court for it i use to buy my guns online and get it sent to a pawn shop but ever since that misdermener warrent i couldnt buy nomore guns

Kyle
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Kyle

If you have a warrant for your arrest, and you are aware of it, then you are literally a fugitive from justice. Turn yourself in for the misdemeanor charge, and it should not be a problem to get a firearm. Felony arrest is a bit different.

APC
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APC

Xavier; No, indeed the NICS check process has done its job. You are prohibited from arms and ammunition by virtue of your failure to address a misdemeanor charge. Of course, we have no idea what that may be. however, NICS has information that makes you a prohibited person if you cannot buy a firearm, you cannot lawfully possess one either. If I were a lawyer and under retainer to you, I would advise you to surrender your arms to another who is not prohibited, then turn yourself into the police and tell them what is going on ( with your… Read more »

Phill
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Phill

Private sales (person to person) do not require background checks but any purchase through an FFL dealer will require one anywhere in the country. Most misdemeanors will not prohibit you from passing a background check as long as you no longer have a warrant. Turn yourself in and have bail money ready and you should then be fine.

Terry S.
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Terry S.

If I have a concealed carry permit in Illinois and I am moving to Missouri, do I still have to go through the training program in order to get a concealed carry permit in Missouri?

APC
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APC

Why of course you would! MO and IL self defense and firearms laws are so dramatically divergent that it would not only make sense, but surely enlighten you regarding how your liberty and freedoms are protected here in MO. Toss your FOID garbage in the trashcan at the last rest Stop in IL before you cross the mighty Mississippi! The MO CCW certification training is not simply a firearms class, it is the whole thing- lawful self defense, storage, safety etc. Once you arrive in MO, contact you local SO and ask for local certified trainers you can contact to… Read more »

Kyle
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Kyle

Yes. It contains state specific legal training. I’m not aware of any state that wouldn’t require training for a resident permit, regardless of previous permits from other states.

Phill
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Phill

I’m not sure if Missouri recognizes the Illinois training but classes in Missouri are fairly cheap, around $75.00 and are eight hour classes often they are done in one day.

Dakota K Bowen
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Dakota K Bowen

I’m looking into getting a CCW permit soon. I am a Navy vet. Will my local sheriff give me all the information I need or is it possible to get the information that I need.

APC
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APC

Thanks for your service, Sailor! I recommend you call you local SD office and ask for a list of county approved CCW trainers. That is the first step. Select one based on his/her/their credentials. At a minimum, NRA certified Self Protection in and out of the home, other stuff like Gunsite, LFI etc . Review the qualifications listed in the law before you spend money. Ask the SD if there are any “questionables” in your particular circumstance. Once you are satisfied you meet the criteria, get the training certification and proceed to the SO. Pay the fees, fill out the… Read more »

Austin
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Austin

Can you carry a concealed gun in st.louis without a permit

APC
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APC

St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.130 Division VIII 15.130.040 Exposed in whole or in part. No person, in any place of public accommodation or at any public gathering or on any public property, street or thoroughfare, shall carry on or about his person, any firearm, pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle or springback knife, or other weapon proscribed under Section 564.610 Missouri Revised Statutes, exposed in whole or in part to view. (Ord. 55516 § 1, 1970: prior: 1960 C. § 777.030.) So, w/o a CCW License, open carry w/o one is prohibited. However, with a CCW license, one CAN open… Read more »

Kyle
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Kyle

I believe he asked about concealed carry. Yes, you can carry concealed in St. Louis without a permit.

APC
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APC

Indeed, he did. And I presented the law to him and recommended a CCW as preemptive coverage over any attempt by the City of Stl to restrict his lawful carry of arms. In MO, anyone who want to carry either openly or concealed really should seriously consider obtaining a CCW permit. It makes the leftist/statist folks gnash their teeth knowing that their ordinances and restrictions are basically null and void to this “class” of licensed folks. It also makes entering the 17 “no go” places ( 571.107) pretty much moot as long as you are concealed, and then if detected… Read more »

Phill
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Phill

Yes but you can not open or carry in any place posting a sign prohibiting open carry without a CCW permit.

Hawkins
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Hawkins

I’m a Kansas resident that lives 5 minutes from Missouri. I conduct a lot of business in Missouri to include a full time job. I’ve looked and looked and would like some clarification. Am I legally able to conceal carry in MO if I’m not a resident of the state? Thanks for the help in advance.

-USMC VET

APC
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APC

Semper Fi Marine!

If you are otherwise not prohibited from arms, you are indeed able to carry concealed w/ or w/o a CCW license in MO. MO recognizes all other states CCW licenses. Check out the pages above- note that unlicensed carry in MO doe s not specify “resident”, just a “person”.

Thanks for your service.

APC
Major, US Army (ret)

APC
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APC

I have been wondering how the City of St Louis prohibits Open and Concealed carry at the St Louis Zoo. I am aware of the suit brought against the City/Zoo and the legal shenanigans they have pulled and the judge has agreed with ( it’s a school, a daycare etc) and they seemingly have installed metal detectors at the entrances. Here is my question- How can the city prohibit lawful concealed carry on city property that is specifically exempted by state law? As you may see by my several responses to some of the questions posed by others, I am… Read more »

Kyle
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Kyle

Well, wouldn’t it be one or more of the 17 prohibited areas, if they define it as either educational or amusement? I’m thinking 10, 11 & 13.

APC
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APC

Kyle; That is the failed logic the judge seems to be using. It is a public place, not a school ( although schools do use it too) So, by calling it a school etc, they make it unlawful to open or permitless carry, which is problematic, because almost every public place is used by schools and daycares and the like. And the State laws are intended to override such blanket restrictions. A school is a facility within a school district and not a general public facility in my thinking. Las, I am not the judge…. So, even if a “school”… Read more »

Amy Hedtke
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Amy Hedtke

I read that some municipalities in Missouri restrict the carry of firearms. Do you have a list of known places where that is the case?

APC
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APC

Miss Hedtke; While municipalities in MO can prohibit open carry via Ordinance, they apply solely to Open carriers who do not possess a valid Concealed Carry License. Unlicensed concealed carry, licensed concealed carry and licensed open carry are not restricted by any subordinate jurisdiction’s Ordinance or policy; they are superseded and pre-empted by state law. This is the primary reason for one to obtain a CCW license from your local Sherriff. Citations for this statement include the MO Constitution, RsMO 571, 21.750 etc. If you scroll up on these pages, all of these references are viewable.

Ethan Freeman
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Ethan Freeman

I just turned 20 and i live in Mo. if I don’t have a license/permit to carry. Can I still carry on my side in a holster or conceal if I decide.

APC
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APC

Ethan; The laws you can conceal and carry without a license, however, all prohibited places are enforced, whereas with a license one can pretty much ignore such postings ( except for federal restrictions). Open carry is a bit different. Open carry can be prohibited by a local jurisdiction and restrict it. However, a person with a CCW license, again, can carry openly in such places w/o violating that local restriction. pays to get a license from these perspectives as well as the record of training and certification . Recommend you read/review the laws and the citations in these pages and… Read more »

Carol Chowning
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Carol Chowning

Can businesses such as Walmart,Target etc post a no guns sign and keep guns out of their stores?

Dan Sager
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Dan Sager

Yes… but it’s not illegal to ignore.. HOWEVER like the no shirt no shoes no service sign they can ask you to leave and if you refuse they can call police where they may issue a trespassing citation and ask you to leave.

APC
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APC

Carol; As Dan mentions, yes, premises can be posted and to non CCW license folks it has the force of law and entering such a premises with a firearm is a felony. Now, a CCW licensee who does the same and is discovered can be asked to leave and if they do not depart and a peace officer is called they may get a citation, or other charges based on the situation. RSMO 571.107 etc. The only effective means of restricting the entrance of concealed armed folks is to have metal detectors or searches etc, but those actions are costly… Read more »

Carol Chowning
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Carol Chowning

Can Walmart and other business post a no guns sign and keep guns out of their stores?

Stephen
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Stephen

If I am a Missouri resident can I open carry my handgun in Kansas with out a ccw?

APC
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APC

Yes, a person 18 yrs or older can carry openly or concealed w/ w/o a permit from KS or another state, unless otherwise prohibited. check out the KS pages on tis site lots of good info..

APC
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APC

Yes. Go to the KS pages in this site and find out for yourself…

K serrano
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K serrano

Am i able to travel from Missouri to Illinois with my registered gun, but don’t have a ccw?

APC
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APC

If you live in MO you have no registered firearms ( unless CL2 or 3 Federal firearms)… However, if you travelled into IL from MO and are otherwise a lawful possessor of arms ( no federal prohibitions), then IL state law is what you need to check on. Since you do not have a CCW, you ought to check IL laws. IL permits a CCW licensee to travel THROUGH the state with a CCW on your person, but you cannot exit the vehicle with it…

APC
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APC

NO. Il law says you must have a CCW license to transport a loaded handgun on your person . YES, you can transport an unloaded weapon if secured etc…. A non-resident may transport a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle if they have a valid CCW permit in their home state. They cannot under any circumstances remove the firearm from the vehicle. If they need to exit the vehicle they must lock it or place the firearm in a locked container. The Law 430 ILCS 66/40 Taken from this site’s sister page for IL… Come now, you can do it… Read more »

APC
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APC

PS- who in MO is your firearm registered with? Just asking- there is no firearms “registration” in MO…. Unless CL2/3 NFA weapon, then it is registered with the Feds, not MO.

Shawn
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Shawn

I was reading that Missouri restores rights to felons after five years. I made a mistake and became a non violent felon 25 years ago. If I were to move to Missouri, would I be granted the right to own firearms?

Shawn
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Shawn

I should also say that my felony is in Illinois.

APC
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APC
Greg Benton
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Greg Benton

If one has already obtained a CCW from another State, and at that time required 16 hours of instruction,
does one still have to go through Mo. CCW training to obtain a MO license to carry concealed.
The State I’m referring to is Arizona. I’m considering relocating to MO.

APC
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APC

Greg,

In short, yes. Since every state’s laws vary, the training required is both weapons related as well as firearms/lethal force law focused.

Hope the low cost, good jobs and firearms friendly people factors help you decide. Welcome to MO, if you do decide.

Greg
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Greg

That surely means a lot to me APC. One little question : In Arizona, when you have a CCW, you don’t have to go through the
NICS instant check to buy any firearm. Does Mo. have a similar courtesy ?
Thanks much for your time,
Greg

APC
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APC

No. MO has no provision for CCW licensee exemption from “every time” NICS checks. Would be nice though!

Ravyn
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Ravyn

What law did the teenager break by going into Walmart with a long gun?

APC
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APC

The Greene CO PA charged him with making a terroristic threat. Otherwise, I do not think he violated any firearms laws. He is not charged with any other violation as of this time….

APC
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APC

Update: Dimitri Andrechenko pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of “making a false report” and received time served, probation and firearms training requirements. As some of us stated at the outset, while his actions were not advisable, they were. under Missouri Laws, not illegal. Even with approx. 100 witnesses for the state, the Greene Co. PA choose to agree to a plea rather than go to trial over this incident, which tells us something ( at least in MO). That being the lawful use of arms is protected, but responsibility and liberty go hand in hand. Also, while WalMart has enacted… Read more »

Frank Antonioli
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Frank Antonioli

You people are crazy. No wonder we have mass murders all over this country. For God’s sake; where are your brains? Maybe you just don’t have any. You give 19 year olds the right to carry weapons just about anywhere. Not to mention the mentally ill. Sure glad I live a long long way from Missouri.

APC
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APC

Frank, Glad you live far from Missouri. We want you to feel protected and safe. As far as this situation goes, the carrying of his rifle, wearing of dark clothes and body armor, and carrying ammunition, one or one hundred rounds, are all legal in many states and not even prohibited by ANY federal laws. While this young man did something that I personally would not recommend nor approve of, the facts of his actions do not violate laws. However, the Greene County PA sees fit to charge him with a felony; making a terroristic threat, which means he will… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

Then why can’t a 19 year old drink? Responsible enough to own a gun but not to have a beer 🤔

APC
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APC

Because it is a federal law? Do I agree with that restriction? Well, as an older guy, I was able to purchase/drink at 18, but the nations legislators saw fit to restrict that to 21.

Phill
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Phill

And there is no right to drink alcohol in the constitution but I still think it should be lowed to 18, if you are old enough to serve your country you are old enough to get served.

G BAR RED
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G BAR RED

I’m sure MO is glad you live a long long away too.

G BAR RED
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G BAR RED

I’m sure they carried them in Baghdad and Falujah also. Get a grip

Sherry
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Sherry

I sure am glad you do too!

legal eyes freedom
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legal eyes freedom

You say no wonder there are mass shootings because of Missouri gun laws. Criminals don’t follow laws at all and the best and quickest way to stop a mass shooting is a non criminal that carries a gun. While you wait for law enforcement to get there and take out the shooter so many more people die. Everyone is safer in Missouri than any other State because of their gun laws.

Phill
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Phill

“Sure glad I live a long long way from Missouri.” Trust me we are more glad of that fact than you are.

Big Daddy Black
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Big Daddy Black

Are there any restrictions on open carry of any long guns? I did not see any listed here, but I am in a bit of a rush

APC
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APC

In a nutshell, no. Firearms are firearms, unless specifically discussed as concealable firearms, then they are weapons with barrels of less than 16inches in length. 571.010 (4) “Concealable firearm”, any firearm with a barrel less than sixteen inches in length, measured from the face of the bolt or standing breech;     (8) “Firearm”, any weapon that is designed or adapted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; 21.750. Firearms legislation preemption by general assembly, exceptions — limitation on civil recovery against firearms or ammunitions manufacturers, when, exception. — 1. The general assembly hereby occupies and preempts… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

If CC is now permitted in MO without a permit. Why does this website say all kinds of stuff about having to have you CCW permit?

APC
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APC

Mike, Permitless carry is lawful. However, the laws regarding permitless carry are rather complex. For instance, entering a premises that is posted with a concealed weapon w/o a CCW license is a felony violation. On the other hand, doing the same with a CCW license is nada, nothing ( and if you are detected, you just leave, if a peace officer is summoned because you refuse to leave, you get a citation). There are 17 named types of areas that are “prohibited places” for concealed carry, felonies w/o, maybe a ticket with…. Another plus is that a licensee has documented… Read more »

G BAR RED
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G BAR RED

There are certain holistic advantages in having one. It is a low level assurance for the Police you have received some instruction on firearm law and protocol. You have a better understanding of firearm etiquette. For example: you won’t bring your pistol to Denny’s for a table to clean your firearm. LOL You will have a better understanding as to when you can / or can’t (or should) brandish your firearm. A pistol in the holster never hurt anyone. But keep it there until you actually have to draw . It should be a LAST RESORT action. I believe concealed… Read more »

jim
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jim

I had a full order of protection 10 years ago wich is no longer in effect and have been told by local law enforcement i can posses a firearm, but federal law says i cant? so can i or cant i?

APC
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APC

What federal law? A FOP is a prohibition for the duration for the FOP…. Unless you were convicted of a crime that qualifies for Lautenberg in addition.