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|MISSOURI GUN LAWS - OVERVIEW|
571.020, et seq.
Types of Illegal Firearms
Possession, sale, transfer, or manufacture of the below firearms is illegal:
Waiting Period Before Purchase
Who May Not Own Guns
Missouri prohibits several different categories of individuals from owning or possessing pistols:
Laws Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School Grounds
Firearm Ownership Records
No state permit is required for the purchase of rifles, shotguns or handguns.
It is unlawful to knowingly sell, lease, loan, give away or deliver a firearm or ammunition to any person who is not lawfully entitled to possess one. It is unlawful to recklessly sell, lease, loan, give away or deliver a firearm or ammunition to a person who is intoxicated. It is unlawful to knowingly sell, lease, loan, give away or deliver any firearm to a person who is not eighteen years old without the consent of the custodial parent or guardian.
|Stun Guns/Tasers Restrictions|
State Statute or Definition: (556.061 Dangerous instrument and weapon definition, but legal.)
There are no state licensing requirements for the possession of a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
It is a misdemeanor to possess an unloaded firearm when intoxicated; it is a felony to possess a loaded firearm while intoxicated. It is unlawful for a person convicted of or confined for a dangerous felony or an attempt to commit a dangerous felony to possess a concealable firearm for five years after such conviction or confinement. It is unlawful for a fugitive from justice, a habitually intoxicated or drugged person, or a person currently adjudged mentally incompetent to possess a concealable firearm.
It is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed on or about one’s person without a concealed carry endorsement on the Missouri driver’s or non-driver’s license or a valid permit to carry concealed firearms issued by any state. This prohibition does not apply to possession in a person’s dwelling, while hunting or while traveling in a continuous journey through the state. Law enforcement officers, corrections officers, probation and parole officers, some judges; process servers and marshals and members of the armed forces or the national guard while performing their official duties are exempt from this prohibition.
Persons twenty-one years of age or older may transport a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a vehicle as long as the firearm is lawfully possessed.
Any person twenty-three years of age or older who is a citizen of the United States and who has assumed residency in Missouri, or who is a member of the armed forces stationed in Missouri or who is a spouse of such member of the military can submit an application for a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement for the Missouri driver’s or non-driver’s license.
Any person 21 years of age or older who is a citizen of the United States and who has assumed residency in Missouri, or who is at least 18 years of age and a member of the armed forces stationed in Missouri or a 21 year old spouse who is a spouse of such member of the military can submit an application for a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement for the Missouri driver’s or non-driver’s license.
A concealed carry endorsement cannot be issued to any person who is or has been:
Applications for a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement must be submitted to the sheriff of the county of residence. The application shall contain the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, gender, and date and place of birth. The application shall be submitted with evidence of completion of firearms training that meets statutory standards. The applicant will be fingerprinted, and a background check will be done at the state and national levels. Upon receipt of the completed background checks, the sheriff has three days to issue the certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement; if the background check is not received, the sheriff has forty-five days to issue it, provided that the sheriff revoke any such certificate within twenty-four hours of any background check that results in a disqualifying record. Once approved, an applicant must sign the certificate of qualification in the presence of the sheriff or designee, and shall have seven days to take the certificate to the Department of Revenue, where the director shall issue a new driver’s license or non-driver’s license with an endorsement which identifies that the applicant has a concealed carry endorsement. A sheriff shall charge a fee of no more than $100 for the certificate of qualification and no more than $50 for the renewal. The endorsement is valid for three years.
Any person with a concealed carry endorsement shall notify the department of revenue of the holder’s change in address within thirty days after a change of a permanent address.
Concealed firearms cannot be carried in or on posted private property and the following public places:
It is unlawful to possess a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated and to handle or otherwise use such firearm or weapon in a negligent or unlawful manner or discharge it, unless acting in self-defense.
|MACHINE GUNS AND OTHER ILLEGAL WEAPONS|
It is unlawful to knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair or sell a machine gun without the appropriate federal license. A machine gun is any firearm that is capable of firing more than one shot automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
It is unlawful to knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, repair or sell any rifle of less than 16 inch barrel length, shotgun of less than 18 inch barrel length, rifle or shotgun of less than 26 inch overall length, any silencer, any switchblade, or explosive bullets. The use or possession of "metal penetrating bullets'' during the commission of a crime is a felony.
|ANTIQUES, CURIOSITIES AND REPLICAS (C&R)|
Antique firearms are defined as any firearm not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire ignition with fixed ammunition and manufactured in or before 1898, with said ammunition not being manufactured any longer; this includes any matchlock, wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or similar type ignition system, or replica thereof. Antique firearms are exempt from the permit requirements for the transfer of concealable firearms.
It is unlawful to carry a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon capable of lethal use into any school, onto school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board. This prohibition does not apply to those with a concealed carry endorsement on the Missouri driver’s or non-driver’s license with permission of school officials or a firearm otherwise lawfully possessed by an adult for the purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult for the facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm related event.
Students may participate in school-sanctioned firearms related events and courses provided the student does not carry a gun onto the premises of any school, onto school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.
The local board of education of each school district shall clearly establish a written policy of discipline which shall provide for a suspension for a period of not less than one year, or expulsion, for a student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school, including, but not limited to the school playground, the school parking lot, on a school bus or brought a weapon to a school activity whether on or off of the school property.
It is unlawful to knowingly deface a firearm or to knowingly possess a defaced firearm.
It is unlawful to possess a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated and handle or otherwise use such firearm or projectile weapon in a negligent or unlawful manner or discharge it, unless acting in self-defense. It is unlawful to discharge a firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied schoolhouse, courthouse, or church building. It is unlawful to discharge or shoot a firearm into a dwelling house, a railroad train, boat, aircraft, or motor vehicle, or any building or structure used for the assembling of people. It is unlawful to discharge or shoot a firearm at a mark, at any object, or at random, on, along or across a public highway or to discharge or shoot a firearm into any outbuilding. It is unlawful to discharge or shoot a firearm at or from a motor vehicle, while within any city, town, or village, and to discharge or shoot a firearm at any person, or at any other motor vehicle, or at any building or habitable structure, unless the person is lawfully acting in self-defense.
It is unlawful to exhibit, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner.
A person commits the crime of unlawful refusal to transfer by denying sale of a firearm to a non-licensee, who is otherwise not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law, solely on the basis that the non-licensee purchased a firearm that was later the subject of a trace request by law enforcement.
If any sheriff retains records of permits to obtain concealable firearms, then such records shall be closed to the public. No such record shall be made available for any purpose whatsoever unless its disclosure is mandated by a valid court order relating to a criminal investigation.
No unit of local government shall adopt any order, ordinance or regulation concerning the sale, purchase, purchase delay, transfer, ownership, use, keeping, possession, bearing, transportation, licensing, permit, registration, taxation other than sales and compensating use taxes, or other controls on firearms, components, ammunition and supplies. Ordinances which conform exactly with state firearms laws, and ordinances which regulate the open carrying of firearms readily capable of lethal use or the discharge of firearms within a jurisdiction, are not prohibited.
No unit of local government nor the state shall bring suit or have any right to recover against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer for damages, abatement, or injunctive relief resulting from or relating to the lawful design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public. Nothing prevents an individual citizen from bringing suit for recovery for negligent or defective design or manufacture of firearms or ammunition.
The general assembly hereby occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation touching in any way firearms.
MO. REV. STAT § 21.750. Firearms legislation preemption by general assembly, exceptions
1. The general assembly hereby occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation touching in any way firearms, components, ammunition and supplies to the complete exclusion of any order, ordinance or regulation by any political subdivision of this state. Any existing or future orders, ordinances or regulations in this field are hereby and shall be null and void except as provided in subsection 3 of this section.
2. No county, city, town, village, municipality, or other political subdivision of this state shall adopt any order, ordinance or regulation concerning in any way the sale, purchase, purchase delay, transfer, ownership, use, keeping, possession, bearing, transportation, licensing, permit, registration, taxation other than sales and compensating use taxes or other controls on firearms, components, ammunition, and supplies except as provided in subsection 3 of this section.
3. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit any ordinance of any political subdivision which conforms exactly with any of the provisions of sections 571.010 to 571.070, RSMo, with appropriate penalty provisions, or which regulates the open carrying of firearms readily capable of lethal use or the discharge of firearms within a jurisdiction. This section shall take effect on January 1, 1985.
|Last edited: 6/14/2016|