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Missouri Concealed Carry Law Summary

Missouri Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed carry handguns lawful by those with recognized permits.
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Loaded handguns in vehicles only lawful for Missouri permittees
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Loaded firearms may be carried anywhere in a vehicle.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Gun laws uniform except localities may regulate the open carry of loaded weapons by non-permittees in public areas.
  Permit Training Requirements: Must take a course from a qualified instructor
  Permit Issuing Authority: County Sheriff
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website:
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Bring proof of training and valid state ID to your county sheriff office
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-resident permits only available to active duty military and their spouses stationed in Missouri
  Places Off Limits: Where:
(1) Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol office or station without the consent of the chief law enforcement
officer in charge of that office or station. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of the office or
station shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished
while the vehicle is on the premises;
(2) Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on
the premises of the polling place shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from
the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
(3) The facility of any adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison or jail. Possession of a
firearm in a vehicle on the premises of any adult, juvenile detention, or correctional institution, prison or jail
shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the
vehicle is on the premises;
(4) Any courthouse solely occupied by the circuit, appellate or supreme court, or any courtrooms,
administrative offices, libraries or other rooms of any such court whether or not such court solely occupies
the building in question. This subdivision shall also include, but not be limited to, any juvenile, family, drug,
or other court offices, any room or office wherein any of the courts or offices listed in this subdivision are
temporarily conducting any business within the jurisdiction of such courts or offices, and such other
locations in such manner as may be specified by supreme court rule pursuant to subdivision (6) of this
subsection
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, except that nothing in this subdivision shall preclude a
member of the body holding a valid concealed carry permit or endorsement from carrying a concealed
firearm at a meeting of the body which he or she is a member.
The general assembly, supreme court, county or municipality may by rule, administrative regulation, or
ordinance prohibit or limit the carrying of concealed firearms by permit holders in that portion of a building
owned, leased or controlled by that unit of government
) Any establishment licensed to dispense intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises, which
portion is primarily devoted to that purpose, without the consent of the owner or manager.
Any area of an airport to which access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property. Possession
of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of the airport shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is
not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility without the consent of the
governing body of the higher education institution or a school official or the district school board, unless the
person with the concealed carry endorsement or permit is a teacher or administrator of an elementary or
secondary school who has been designated by his or her school district as a school protection officer and is
carrying a firearm in a school within that district, in which case no consent is required. Possession of a
firearm in a vehicle on the premises of any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school
facility shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished
while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any portion of a building used as a child care facility without the consent of the manager.
Any riverboat gambling operation accessible by the public without the consent of the owner or manager
pursuant to rules promulgated by the gaming commission. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the
premises of a riverboat gambling operation shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not
removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any gated area of an amusement park. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of the
amusement park shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or
brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any church or other place of religious worship without the consent of the minister or person or persons
representing the religious organization that exercises control over the place of religious worship. Possession
of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed
from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any private property whose owner has posted the premises as being off-limits to concealed firearms by
means of one or more signs displayed in a conspicuous place of a minimum size of eleven inches by fourteen
inches with the writing thereon in letters of not less than one inch.
Any sports arena or stadium with a seating capacity of five thousand or more. Possession of a firearm in
a vehicle on the premises shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the
vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
Any hospital accessible by the public. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of a hospital
shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the
vehicle is on the premises.
School Bus
Any passenger who boards a bus with a dangerous or deadly weapon or other means capable of inflicting
serious bodily injury concealed upon his or her person or effects is guilty of the felony of "possession and
concealment of a dangerous or deadly weapon" upon a bus. Possession and concealment of a dangerous and
deadly weapon by a passenger upon a bus is a class D felony.
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