posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:17 PM
Why I love Missouri:
Combine the gun laws below with the castle doctrine and the no retreat clasue and you are still in America.
Quick Reference: Missouri Gun Laws
Rifles and Shotguns
• Permit to purchase rifles and shotguns? No
• Registration of rifles and shotguns? No
• Licensing of owners of rifles and shotguns? No
• Permit to carry rifles and shotguns? No
• Permit to purchase a handgun? No
• Registration of handguns? No
• Licensing of owners of handguns? No
• Permit to carry handguns? Yes
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.
• 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
• 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 over the age 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 resided in Missouri for six months 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.