posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 09:08 AM
I believe it's very important to note something. I live in Southern Missouri. I hold a CCW permit in this state after going through the required
steps to get it. The CCW permit information is accessible by the public if you know where and how to ask for it. Everyone who applies for a permit
knows this or SHOULD know it, if they do their due dilligence.
Missouri has *NO* mechanism or means to register a firearm. Period. End of story. If you sell one or buy one, it isn't simply that no requirement
exists. There is literally no system in place. There used to be. My first handgun was purchased only after meeting with the small county Sheriff
personally and receiving a pistol permit for that specific gun in that specific purchase.
A good number of years ago, that was all dropped in favor of going with nothing but the Federal NICS check which is what we have in this state today.
There is no state or local side of it. I'd had to legally check this out when my Father died I inherited a couple dozen firearms, to insure I was
legally distributing them. (Probate isn't the place for assumptions on anything). It was confirmed by the Sheriff's Office in 2011 that they
scrapped the whole registration system those years ago.
Even if I had wanted to, there was no one to register a sale with. They strongly recommended I get a sales receipt and photocopy of the buyers State
ID card (Which I do on all weapons sales I've done over the years for general principle) but that's it.
The idea that the feds have any clue who has a gun and who doesn't in THIS state is hilarious. It isn't who DOES... It's WHO DOESN'T.
This is a state where you can carry a loaded gun ..without permit..
in your vehicle any time you feel like it. Handgun or Rifle (seeing rifles
in a window rack wasn't THAT uncommon until crime rates started getting real). Collections of a half dozen to a dozen firearms of all types aren't
strange here ...It's strange if you don't have something along those lines if you're long established in your home with family and such (As opposed
to transient renters or college students, for instance.. They may only have a couple