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In 2017, Missouri became a constitutional carry state. This means no permit is necessary to conceal carry or openly carry a firearm. It’s important to know Missouri issues permits on a “Shall Issue” policy because of reciprocity with other states. There’s no registration requirements for firearms. Missouri also allows specially trained school employees to carry firearms on school grounds. You must be 19 to obtain a permit, and they’re issued at the county sheriff at the local level.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Missouri. During their time in Missouri, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
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
WITHOUT A PERMIT A weapon may be carried without a permit anywhere in a vehicle, even concealed on the person. The Law 571.030
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
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
Missouri is a constitutional carry state, no permit is required to carry a firearm if you meet the requirements to possess a firearm.
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.
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