Missouri is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry. Permitless carry took effect on January 1, 2017. Laws of the wild pdf of October 11, 2014, a valid CCW overrides local laws against Open Carry, state wide.
State preemption of local restrictions? Background checks required for private sales? Violation of this law is a class D felony. This law was the subject of a challenge, in which a nonviolent felon successfully argued that the law is unconstitutional as applied to him. Missouri law exempts the possession of antique firearms, as defined in 18 U. Section 921, from the provision that specifies a person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if he or she is a convicted felon possessing a firearm. County sheriffs issue a state CCW I.
In September 2014, Missouri lawmakers passed SB 656 allowing specially trained school employees to carry concealed guns on campuses. It also allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns openly in cities or towns with bans against the open carrying of firearms. The age to obtain a concealed weapons permit was also dropped from 21 to 19 . Missouri became the 10th state to pass legislation allowing armed school employees since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. The bill was initially vetoed by Gov.