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Missouri Concealed Carry FAQ’s

Does Missouri issue concealed carry permits?

Yes, Missouri issues Concealed Weapons Permits and is a Shall Issue State.

On February 26, 2004 Missouri’s concealed weapons law became effective. The law set up training requirements and background checks for applicants as well as issuing processes for sheriffs. It also states restrictions on where concealed weapons are and are not allowed. Lastly, it allows persons to carry concealed in their vehicle without obtaining a permit. [Source]

Who issues Missouri Concealed Weapon Permits

Missouri sheriffs issue Missouri Concealed Weapon Permits. Apply to your local sheriff. [Source]

Are background checks required for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit

Yes. Upon receiving an application, sheriff’s have 3 days to request a background check. [Source]

How long is a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit valid for?

Missouri Concealed Weapon Permits are valid for 5 years. [Source]

What is the processing time for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit?

Upon receiving an application, the sheriff has 45 days to approve or deny the applicant. If denied, the applicant can appeal the decision in small claims court. [Source]

How much does a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit cost?

The cost for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit is left up to the Sheriff but cannot exceed $100. Renewals cannot exceed $50. [Source][/quote]

What are the requirements for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit?

All applicants applying for an Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit must:

  • Be at least 21 years old. Members of the armed forces stationed in Missouri must be at least 18 years old. Their spouses must be at least 21 years old.
  • Resident of Missouri. Non-resident permits are issued to members of the armed forces stationed in Missouri and their spouses.
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • has not been convicted, or pled guilty or nolo contendre to any felony
  • have no weapons-related misdemeanor conviction
  • have not been convicted within the past five years of a violent misdemeanor or have not been convicted of two or more misdemeanors involving DWI or possession or abuse of a controlled substance within the past five years
  • not be a fugative
  • not be currently charged with a felony
  • not have been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces
  • not have been adjudged mentally incompetent within the past five years
  • received the required firearms safety training at least eight hours in length
  • have not the respondent of a valid full order of protection

[Source]

What are the required documents when applying for an Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit?

Applicants must obtain an application from their local sheriff. When applying for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit you need the completed application, a copy of your firearms training course certificate and then pay the non-refundable fee which cannot be more than $100. [Source]

How do I renew my Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit and what is the cost?

You must obtain a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit renewal application from your local sheriff. When renewing you will only need your completed application and your current concealed carry permit. There will be a NICS background check for each renewal. The renewal fee for a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit can be no more than $50. [Source]

If my Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit is expired, what can I do?

Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit holders have 6 months to renew their license after it has expired. There is a $10 per month late fee associated with the expired renewal on top of the $50 renewal fee. [Source]

How do you change a name or address on a Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit?

If you have a name change or a change of address, contact your local county sheriff to make the change on your Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit. There may be a $10 fee charged for the change.

What do you do if your Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit is lost, stolen or damaged?

If your Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit is lost, stolen or damaged, contact your local county sheriff to obtain a new permit. There may be a $10 fee charged for the duplicate.

Do I need to inform Law Enforcement that I am carrying a concealed weapon?

No, there is no law that you must inform law enforcement that you are carrying. You must show your Missouri Concealed Weapon Permit when requested by law enforcement. You can be given a citation up to $35 for not complying. [Source]

What are the laws for carrying a firearm in an automobile in Missouri?

Anyone that is 21 years of age or older can legally carry a concealed weapon anywhere in their vehicle including on their person. You can also carry loaded rifles and shotguns in plain view. [Source]

What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Missouri?

In accordance with Section 571.107 RSMo., you may not carry a concealed weapon in the following places:

  • any police, sheriff, or Highway Patrol office or station without consent;
  • within 25 feet of any polling place on Election Day;
  • adult or juvenile jail or institution;
  • courthouse or facilities;
  • any meeting of a government body (except by a member with a concealed carry permit);
  • bar without consent;
  • airport;
  • where prohibited by federal law;
  • schools;
  • child care facility (without consent of manager);
  • riverboat gambling facility;
  • amusement parks;
  • any church or place of worship; without permission of minister or person representing religious organization;
  • any sports arena or stadium (with seating for more than 5,000);
  • hospitals; and
  • private or public property where posted.
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of any of the above-listed locations is not prohibited so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises. Carrying a concealed firearm in any location specified above is not a criminal act. However, you can be denied access to the premises or may be removed from the premises for doing so. If a peace officer is summoned:

  • Upon the first offense, you can be cited and fined up to $100.
  • If within six months, a second offense occurs, you can be fined up to $200, and your concealed firearms permit can be suspended for a period of one year.
  • If within one year of the first offense a third citation for a similar violation is issued, you may be fined up to $500, and your concealed carry permit revoked. If your concealed carry permit is revoked, you are not eligible for
    the permit for a period of three years.
  • [Source]

    Does Missouri have a Stand Your Ground Law AKA Castle Doctrine Law?

    Yes, Missouri is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law. [Source]

    What are the laws involving alcohol and carrying a concealed weapon in Missouri?

    You can only carry in the dining area of a restaurant.

    “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. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the licensee of said establishment. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any bona fide restaurant open to the general public having dining facilities for not less than fifty persons and that receives at least fifty-one percent of its gross annual income from the dining facilities by the sale of food. This subdivision does not prohibit the possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of the establishment and 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. Nothing in this subdivision authorizes any individual who has been issued a concealed carry permit or endorsement to possess any firearm while intoxicated;”

    [Source]

    Does Missouri have laws for No Gun signs?

    They do not have the force of law unless you refuse to leave or are a repeat offender.

    “Carrying of a concealed firearm in a location specified in subdivisions (1) to (17) of subsection 1 of this section by any individual who holds a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, shall not be a criminal act but may subject the person to denial to the premises or removal from the premises. If such person refuses to leave the premises and a peace officer is summoned, such person may be issued a citation for an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars for the first offense. If a second citation for a similar violation occurs within a six-month period, such person shall be fined an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars and his or her permit, and, if applicable, endorsement to carry concealed firearms shall be suspended for a period of one year. If a third citation for a similar violation is issued within one year of the first citation, such person shall be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars and shall have his or her concealed carry permit, and, if applicable, endorsement revoked and such person shall not be eligible for a concealed carry permit for a period of three years.”

    [Source]

    What are the Missouri Open Carry laws?

    Please visit our Missouri Open Carry page for more information.


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    • Matt

      i was denied of my ccw permit because of qoute ( due to prior convitions) un quote what should i do

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like you can’t get a permit due to prior convictions. Not sure what there is you can do.

        • ARMED in CHICAGO

          apply to another state that is recognized by MO?

          • ARMED in CHICAGO

            I just called Jefferson City At 573 634 9160 and was informed that concealed carry on public conveyance is legal. Therefore,while my weapon must be contained in “secure transport” on the train from Chicago to St Louis,I do not have to secure the weapon from St Louis to Jefferson City.(since im on the land of the state of MO and my permit is recognized by MO)  
            The inherent problem with CCW is the mis information and/or conflicting information that abounds.Hopefully,this is added to the MO guidelines under transportation/public conveyance.

      • howham

        Look at 571.114 RSMO, Denial of application and appeal procedures. Outlines what you must do to appeal the denial.

      • WB9IIE

        That would depend on what prior convictions they are talking about.  Ask your local Sherrif’s Department to give amplifying details and/or reasons for the denial.  ;>}

    • Anonymous

      Posted an example of the Missouri Concealed Carry Permit.

    • TierneyR

      I asked a police officer and he told me that the age was changed to 21. I would assume an officer of the state would know but everywhere i look online i see 23. Any input?

      • Shadowlordblack

        The Missouri law just changed to 21 for a ccw this past Sunday.

      • mike

        It has been changed to 21…. Everyone is still showing 23 and havent changed the age!!!

      • http://www.thinlineshooting.com/ Thin Line Shooting Academy

        As of Aug. 2011 the Law was changed to 21. there is a bill in the Mo. House to drop it again to 18 and if that is signed I will post this info.

    • firedawg314

      Anyone knows the Open Carry laws of St. Louis County (Florissant/ Hazelwood) area?  As I am waiting for my CCW (we have up to 45 days to hear from the Sherrif), the area here has been kind of bad with wild gang teenagers robbing etc.  My brother’s house was broken into yesterday… during the day, they kicked down the front door just to steal what they wanted and leave.  I have a general contractor as cousin who has replaced 8 door frames in the past 4 days!!!!  So, when I go wash my car, I would feel a bit comfrotble with my “iron” on my side.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        Open carry is tough in st lous, you make go 1/2 mile and it make be legal in one city and not the next. Its best to avoid. You can keep it in your car.

    • Mike

      Do you have to be a US citizen in order to be approve for the CCW? or can you just be Permanent Resident and still obtain one? (I live in KC MO)

      • Viet KC

        Yes US Citizen is required

      • RavynJax

        A Permanent Resident is eligible. A Permanent Resident is eligible for anything that a U.S. Citizen is by law. PS: Good luck on your final stage – the Citizenship Exam!

        • Michael

          You don’t have the same rights that a US Citizen has. Otherwise why bother becoming a US citizen, just so you can leave the country and actually come back? I married an immigrant and she’s now a citizen, but she didn’t have the same rights as I did.

    • John

      with a ccw can you walk down a city with a AK-47

      • firedawg314

        Not to be funny or anything like that… In general, “you” can walk down the street with it.  You should check the ordances for that city and county you are in/ walking down.  The AK is consider a “long gun”.  Here’s the “trick” to the madness… if a person is “offended” by you carrying it down the street (and I’m assuming its not in a case/bag), they will call the cops on you.  Trust me, they are not going to say you are just walking… they are going to paint the picture that you are going to use it. Then cops show up, at this point most likely they are going to draw their guns on you. 

        Everything is depending on certain factors; how are you dressed?  Do you look like a thug or a mature adult?  Are you in a city while walking or in the rual area?  How far are you going to walk with it?

        For the general public who knows “squat” about weapons… your average Winchester probably wouldn’t not alarm anyone if you carrying it… they might wonder why you are… but if you walking with a AR 15, AK 47 etc… people assicate those weapons with movies and war. And normally the bad guys have them.

        Its like the same difference of carrying a 12″ knife on your hip.  NO ONE WILL CARE that you do.  They see it and assume you have issues about protecting yourself.  But if you carry a hand gun.. they want to know if you are a cop or not and if not… some people will call 911 on you.

        SO the best thing is to do the following; Get a CCW, know the local laws where you are to carry your firearm

        • firedawg314

          Sorry, just relized you said with a CCW.  I could only imagine you are wearing a large coat.  in general (and this is my own opinion)… you could.  Here’s the problem… Make sure you don’t change the physical length of the weapon.  Because its consider a “long gun” and it must meet certain lengths.  Now, the other day I went to Calbelas and I seen what was called a “pistol”/ hand gun.  It was an AR 15 .22LR. But it had a shorten barrel and NO but stock.  Honestly, you can fit it in your book bag.  But this was what the gun was classified as.  So if your AK is like that, then yes.

          But keep in mind of this… using an AK uses a high powered round.  Even the AR 15 uses a 5.56mm.  To put in perspective… you can take a 1/4 inch thick steel plate, set it 200 yards away and put a whole through it… clean and clear!  That AK is way powerful than it.  So if you did get to shoot your attacker, you run a HUGE risk of killing 1 and up people in that direct line of fire.

          My opinion is this… for your CCW, use a hand gun from .22 cal up to .45 cal.

          • John

            so wat do i do if i am arrested with a ccw and the police wont look at it

            • http://www.thinlineshooting.com/ Thin Line Shooting Academy

              John,

              First of all
              it has to meet the elements of a crime. This raises the question of what was
              the arrest for? If you are a CCW permit holder and you were arrested for
              carrying a ccw then there is a unlawful arrest. If you were inside a business
              that does not allow CCW and it is posted per the Law, and you were asked to
              leave and refused. Then you are guilty of the infraction of
              “Trespassing”. Missouri law says that a citation is the same as a
              noncustodial arrest and if you refuse to sign then you can be detained and maid
              to post bond. Missouri law specifically states this fine cannot exceed $100.00
              see below

              . Carrying of a concealed firearm in a location
              specified in subdivisions (1) to (17) of subsection 1 of this section by any
              individual who holds a concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections
              571.101 to 571.121 shall not be a criminal act but may subject the person to
              denial to the premises or removal from the premises. If such person refuses to
              leave the premises and a peace officer is summoned, such person may be issued a
              citation for an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars for the first offense.
              If a second citation for a similar violation occurs within a six-month period,
              such person shall be fined an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars and his
              or her endorsement to carry concealed firearms shall be suspended for a period
              of one year. If a third citation for a similar violation is issued within one
              year of the first citation, such person shall be fined an amount not to exceed
              five hundred dollars and shall have his or her concealed carry endorsement
              revoked and such person shall not be eligible for a concealed carry endorsement
              for a period of three years. Upon conviction of charges arising from a citation
              issued pursuant to this subsection, the court shall notify the sheriff of the
              county which issued the certificate of qualification for a concealed carry
              endorsement and the department of revenue. The sheriff shall suspend or revoke
              the certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement and the
              department of revenue shall issue a notice of such suspension or revocation of
              the concealed carry endorsement and take action to remove the concealed carry
              endorsement from the individual’s driving record

            • law-abiding citizen

              Here’s the thing to consider…If you are looking for a way “around” the law, skip it.  Regardless of whether or not you have a CCW, if you are toting an AK47 around town, the police are most likely going to assume you intend to do something stupid since no “normal” law abiding citizen would do what you are talking about.  They are going to assume you are up to no good.  The CCW law may “get you off” any charges they might want to file, but the wording of the law may get you caught up.  For example, statute Missouri Statute 571-030 Unlawful Use of a Weapon section 4 states ”Exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable
              of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner; or”…Keep the wording in mind.  If someone feels threatened, then you are committing a crime, and by the letter of the law, you are committing at least two crimes.  The first is the Unlawful Use of a Weapon, which is a class D felony, and the second is the Use of Possession of a Metal Penetrating Bullet During the Commission of a Crime (i.e. Unlawful Use of a Weapon), which is a class B felony.  I could go on and list a few others, but the point is, you would be permanently stripped of your CCW, and with a felony conviction, not able to ever get one again.  In addition, even if you beat the charges, the sheriff might consider your action as part of a ” pattern of behavior, documented in public records, that causes the sheriff to
              have a reasonable belief that the applicant presents a danger to himself or
              others;” (571-101) and therefore not eligible for a CCW.  Here’s my question…Why go through the trouble?  To be perfectly honest with you, if a certified officer happened to see you walking down the street with a semi-concealed AK47, they would probably consider you a direct threat and might drop you before you had a chance to even explain you had a CCW.  The investigation that followed would note that you had an assault-style weapon with no logical reason to be carrying it concealed and that they felt their life were in immediate danger when they drew their weapon and identified themselves.  You then made a “move” which caused them to believe that they or others were in danger, and they popped 2 to the chest, 1 to the head, as trained.  Now, you’re dead, listed as a whacko in the papers, and you worries about whether or not you can carry a AK47 as a CCW are now moot.  Nice job…

            • KB

              An AK-47 is a fully automatic military weapon requiring a class III license. If you had a class III license you should already know the law–so I assume you do not have a class III license. So you’re either posing a question about illegal activities, or you mean an SKS?

              Regardless, your question is ridiculous. Either take firedawg’s advice and get a concealable weapon, or quit trolling.

            • Faol

              No, it is not. An AK-47 is made in a semi-auto configuration for non-military use. If you are that ignorant about firearms, please refrain from commenting.

            • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

              an ak and sks are different guns, plus there both semi auto,

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Trast/548057641 Peter Trast

        I take walks with my AR-15 and no one ever complains. It could happen but it is legal. I live in KC, MO.

      • Cabutler3553

        Really? Why would you look to get shot. And an AK-47 Really?

      • JOSEPH MONTELEONE

        Regardless what the law dictates, it boils down to plain good common sense.
        #1. why would you want to bring attention to yourself especially with an assault rifle ?
        #2. You also have a fair chance of being shot by the police. Why ? because this is not a common everyday garden variety weapon, especially parading gown a city street.
        #3. We return to COMMON SENSE , I suggest you reflect upon this potential lethal
        combination.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        several bigger cities ban open carry still, each city is different.

    • PA2nd amendment

      I am a Pennsylvania resident and have had a ccw since 1991.  If I move to Missouri and become a resident, can i just renew my Pa ccw when the time comes or do I have to take a Missouri approved firearm course to get a Missouri ccw?  Thanks in advance.

      • http://www.thinlineshooting.com/ Thin Line Shooting Academy

        PA2nd,

        Missouri Law says that your permit is valid as long as you are a resident of that state and meeting the requirements for that states permit. HOWEVER if you change residency and PA does not issue a non resident permit then your PA permit is technicaly void.  I am not 100% sure on the PA portion but in Mo. you have 30 days to contact the issueing Sheriff and the new Sheriff to make the appropriate changes. As far as the aceptance of the PA permit to transition to a Mo permit I will have to Check with my local (Javkson County) Sheriffs office and get back to you.

    • terry manley

      open carry a loaded weapon in missouri, legal or not?

      • Mike

        It is Legal to open carry in Missouri, but you have to contact the City or County to check the ordinance for that area. No one has an official list of communitites that allow or do not allow open carry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        Most of the state it is legal, but avoid parts of KC and st louis. Several cities also have laws against it but mostly the 2 problem some ones.

      • Mikey Good

        section 23 of the Missouri constitution (bill of rights)

    • MikeGibler

      Can I get a CCW with a felony record. Class D Felony. Non violent

      • MIKE

        NO!!!

      • http://www.thinlineshooting.com/ Thin Line Shooting Academy

        Absolutely not. Now you can petition the governor’s office to change
        your status and reinstate the rights that you gave up. But this is only a place
        to start. By the way you are not allowed to own, touch, handle, manipulate, or
        posses a firearm or ammunition per Federal Law, not even to look at it. A Felon
        in Possession of a Firearm charge can carry a sentence of up to 15yrs. I would
        be wary

        • blue

          if you have A SIS YOU CAN OWN A FIREARM!!!!!

          • DMK

            Just because you have an SIS does not mean you can get a CCW. It is not a conviction, Suspended Imposition of Sentence, just means parole and no conviction will be held against you if you honor your probation. So explain to people what an SIS is before making a statement you can not back up 100%. And in most counties you will not get a CCW if you have a SIS. You have to serve your time. Then once you have completed it you can obtain a CCW because no conviction was entered. But until that time is up NO you can not have a CCW. Talk to an attorney. Better yet come to my office and I will charge you $150.00 fee to discuss this and show you the law, federal and state.

      • Mopar

        You can not even be in possession of a firearm with a felony conviction

      • Ten31

        Missouri just passed an expungement statute change that will allow certain non-violent felonies to be expunged. If you qualify and get your conviction expunged you would then be eligible.

        • Ratten Krieg

          I bet that require an attorney and $1,000?
          Wonder about a Class C, non-violent?

          • Ten31

            The new law (See section 610.140 of Missouri House Bill No. 1647 about expungement) will go into effect on August 28, 2012 and will allow you to file a petition in court to get the records of the following misdemeanors and felonies expunged from your criminal record:
            Misdemeanors:
            Negligently Setting a Fire, Burning, or ExplodingTampering in the 2nd DegreeProperty Damage – Knowingly Damaging Property of AnotherTrespassingEntry on Posted PropertyGamblingDisturbing the PeaceDrunkenness or Drinking in Schools, Churches, or Courthouses
            Misdemeanors and Felonies:
            Passing a Bad CheckFraudulently Stopping Payment On an InstrumentFraudulent Use of a Credit or Debit Device
            You Must Have a Clean Record For 10 Years (For Misdemeanors) Or 20 Years (For Felonies) To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged
            10 years must have passed since your misdemeanor conviction (20 years for a felony conviction) without being found guilty of any other misdemeanor or felony during that time, for you to be eligible to file a petition for expungement in Missouri. This only applies to the misdemeanors and felonies listed in the previous paragraph.
            Can I File a Petition For Expungement of Criminal Records Without Hiring An Attorney?
            You don’t have to hire an attorney to file a petition for expungement of criminal records in Missouri, but keep in mind that there will be a hearing in front of a judge to determine if you have met certain requirements. If your petition is dismissed, you will have to wait another year before refiling, and the court will assess a $100 surcharge each time you file a petition for expungement.
            Drug Possession and DWI Convictions Can’t Be Expunged Under the New Missouri Expungement Law
            Other than the misdemeanors and felonies listed above, no other criminal records can be expunged in Missouri except for a first-time misdemeanor DWI after 10 years have passed since the conviction date, or a first-time MIP (Minor in Possession) after 1 year has passed since the defendant was convicted, or after he turns age 21, whichever occurs first.

    • guest

      I have a ccw from Utah and was informed by a friend who just finished the Missouri ccw  that if I carry with 50 feet of a school zone, I am in violation of the law..Right or wrong?

      • Thin Line Shooting Academy

        Unlawful use of weapons–exceptions–penalties.

        571.030. 1. A
        person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly:

        (1) Carries
        concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or
        any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or

        (6) Discharges
        a firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied schoolhouse, courthouse, or
        church building; or

        (10) Carries a
        firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of
        lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any
        function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the
        district school board.

        3. Subdivisions (1), (5), (8), and (10) of
        subsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting such
        weapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is
        not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible

        Subdivision
        (10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise
        lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the
        purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult
        for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.

        4. Subdivisions
        (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any
        person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections
        571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms
        issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

        5. Subdivisions
        (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section
        shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant
        to section 563.031.

        In layman’s terms yes it is illegal
        if you are a non-ccw open carry, however as long as you are dropping the kids
        off or simply traversing the school zone than no it is not illegal. If you
        decide to take your Missouri ccw class find an instructor who is an attorney or
        LEO or that uses one of the above to teach the law portion.

        3. Subdivisions (1), (5), (8), and (10) of
        subsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting such
        weapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is
        not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible

        Subdivision
        (10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise
        lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the
        purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult
        for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.

        4. Subdivisions
        (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any
        person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections
        571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms
        issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

        5. Subdivisions
        (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section
        shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant
        to section 563.031.

        In layman’s terms yes it is illegal
        if you are a non-ccw open carry, however as long as you are dropping the kids
        off or simply traversing the school zone than no it is not illegal. If you
        decide to take your Missouri ccw class find an instructor who is an attorney or
        LEO or that uses one of the above to teach the law portion.

        (6) Discharges
        a firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied schoolhouse, courthouse, or
        church building; or

        (10) Carries a
        firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of
        lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any
        function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the
        district school board.

        3. Subdivisions (1), (5), (8), and (10) of
        subsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting such
        weapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is
        not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible

        Subdivision
        (10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise
        lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the
        purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult
        for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.

        4. Subdivisions
        (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any
        person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections
        571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms
        issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

        5. Subdivisions
        (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section
        shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant
        to section 563.031.

        In layman’s terms yes it is illegal
        if you are a non-ccw open carry, however as long as you are dropping the kids
        off or simply traversing the school zone than no it is not illegal. If you
        decide to take your Missouri ccw class find an instructor who is an attorney or
        LEO or that uses one of the above to teach the law portion.

        Subdivision
        (10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise
        lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the
        purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult
        for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.

        4. Subdivisions
        (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any
        person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections
        571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms
        issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

        5. Subdivisions
        (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section
        shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant
        to section 563.031.

        In layman’s terms yes it is illegal
        if you are a non-ccw open carry, however as long as you are dropping the kids
        off or simply traversing the school zone than no it is not illegal. If you
        decide to take your Missouri ccw class find an instructor who is an attorney or
        LEO or that uses one of the above to teach the law portion.

        • http://www.thinlineshooting.com/ Thin Line Shooting Academy

           My appologies for the triplication in the above post, I must of fat fingered it. Below is the post the way it should read. I redacted the portions of the law that did not pertain to your question.

          Unlawful use of weapons–exceptions–penalties.
          571.030. 1. Aperson commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly:
          (1) Carriesconcealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack orany other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or
          (6) Dischargesa firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied schoolhouse, courthouse, orchurch building; or
          (10) Carries afirearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable oflethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of anyfunction or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or thedistrict school board.
          3. Subdivisions (1), (5), (8), and (10) ofsubsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting suchweapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition isnot readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible
          Subdivision(10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwiselawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for thepurposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adultfor the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.
          4. Subdivisions(1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to anyperson who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearmsissued by another state or political subdivision of another state.
          5. Subdivisions(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this sectionshall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuantto section 563.031.
          In layman’s terms yes it is illegalif you are a non-ccw open carry, however as long as you are dropping the kidsoff or simply traversing the school zone than no it is not illegal. If youdecide to take your Missouri ccw class find an instructor who is an attorney orLEO or that uses one of the above to teach the law portion.

    • Pedersongang321

      How do you go about reporting someone who is carrying a conceiled weapon and doesnt have a permit?

      • RolloverRiderPGR

        Call the police. That number is mostly 911. OR you can call the non emergency number listed in the phone book or on line.

      • JOSEPH MONTELEONE

        mind your own business.

      • Amy

        231-1212 in stl city.

    • Taronjames1

      Is it legal to carry an ak 47 In st.louis,mo

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        not unless your hunting, which an ak might not work the best

    • Bigdem28

      can i carry my handgun in Missouri with a Indiana permit if i am visiting

      • FIREMAN243

        check with your state on reciprocity agreements. on Missouri’s it says that IN is a reciprocity state with MO. meaning we can carry in your state. So should be the same the other way. If you are driving be careful of IL they may not accept yours. They do not accept Missouri.

        • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

          Missouri accepts any permit from any state, county, city, and so on. Look at thier reciprocity.

          • Mobird

            Reciprocity map on this website indicates that Missouri does not honor Vermont’s. Does it need updating?

            • allen

              vermont doesnt issue permits.

      • ParrisIslandMarine

        Missouri does honor your permit, but Illinois will lock you up and throw away the key. You have to disassemble your weapon as much as possible, store it in the trunk and separate from any ammo while traveling through the “No Fun State”. Be sure to gas up and by your smokes before crossing Illinois.

        • Bryan

          Actually you just have to unload it and lock the ammo and gun in desperate containers

          • Retired Coastie W3

            Bryan and Marine: You are both wrong. No where in any Illinois Statute does it state that ammo must be seperate from the weapon. That is a myth. The weapon must be UNLOADED and ENCASED. You can have a loaded magazine in the case with the weapon as long as it is NOT inserted in the weapon. In 2009 the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that your car’s center console, glove compartment and other installed compartments in your vehicle qualify as a CASE. The catch is that you must possess a valid Illinois FOID card. I am not sure if the same rule applies to out of state motorists. Semper Paratus jarhead! ;)

    • Missouri

      I have an Utah ccw and it’s one year away to renew my license, My question is I heard that Missouri will allow you to keep a Utah license but, you have to purchase a Missouri one first. I do live in Missouri, I chose a Utah license only because it’s cheaper to renew and at the time you can carry in more states. thanks in advance

      • ParrisIslandMarine

        Missouri does honor your out of state permit without getting a Missouri license. I carried with a Pennsylvania permit for four years before Missouri got CCW

        • amanda

          Missouri no longer honors out of state non-resident permits. I work in a gun shop so I know this for sure. I have my Utah. They said that it is valid till it runs out then you have to get a Missouri.

          • Erin

            Amanda, You are wrong. Missouri is the ONLY state in the country that honors EVERY state’s permit. You should be careful of what you tell people regarding gun laws. Hopefully you haven’t told that to too many people at the gun shop.

            • Bob

              Amanda is correct. Just recently Mo states that anyone with a permit such as Utah, that it is good until it expires and then if you

              are a RESIDENT of MO. you have to get a MO. permit.

            • hodog

              Bob you are wrong. I just got a response from the Missouri Attorney General’s office on this yesterday. Missouri honors all permits, resident, non-resident is irrelevant. If it is a reciprocity state then the permit is valid in Missouri.

            • DMK

              Amanda is correct. Missouri is a reciprocating state, but if you are a residence of Missouri you have to obtain a Missouri CCW once it expires.

            • Harley Dad

              Amanda is still wrong. I spoke to the AG’s office and you do not have to have a Missouri CCW if you are a Missouri resident. You can have a Non-Resident from another state and Missouri will honor it,and you can renew it.

            • Mobird

              Reciprocity map on this website shows Missouri as not honoring Vermont’s. Does it need updating or has that occurred in the last 6 months since you posted? I am asking respectfully.

            • allen

              vermont doesnt have a ccw permit. they dont issue or require you to have one.

    • Dave Stephens

      If you were in the Military, do you need to take the 8 hour training course? 

      • ssik

        Yes, unfortunately. There was a bill to waive the course for veterans but it didn’t go anywhere. I’m an Army vet and thought 8 hours was ridiculous. Just let us demonstrate safe handling and knowledge of firearms and let us qualify. Then let us go.

    • Cheese

      How did just I legally buy a handgun in missouri but be denied a ccw?
      Was on SIS for Class C Felony, but I passed NICS at the gunstore?

      • guest1

         I had the same issue from 20 yrs ago.  Missouri can see that you were convicted (or plead guilty to) the felony, then placed on SIS.  NICS sees this and realizes because of the SIS, they can not use this against you.  Unfortunately in Missouri’s eyes, you cannot have a CCW.  I went thru Florida and had no problems getting my license, and it is legal here.

        • Bbeck

          Did you have to show any court paperwork about the sis to Florida or did they accept just the ccw application I’m going through same issue I can buy a handgun but can’t get Missouri ccw Have all my paperwork from the probation officer that I’m off probation

          • Ratten Krieg

            I had the same problem with MO, I have only been off of probation for a Class C for about 7 months, but Florida denied it as well, said “I needed MO to show that my rights had been restored”. Yea good luck with these lazy people to help you. maybe it has to be 3 years since?

            • Bbeck

              Yeah waiting the 3 years may be your only choice if you can’t get that paperwork about you rights being restored. I’m looking for that too let me know if you find out and I’ll do the same if I can find out
              Bbeck

            • Skippy

              Lazy people? You committed a crime. You dont deserve one.

    • L_bailey1982

      ok we are military so when we move out of Missouri will we have to take the class again or can we just take our certificate of completion to the new state how does it all work  and if we where to move out of state would we still contact the sheriffs department here to let them know?

    • Rick Wil

      Help?
      I was pulled over for speeding this morning on highway 370   5/14/2012—  10:22 am– when the trooper saw a glimpse my CCW in my hand he ask why didn’t  I inform him as soon as he approached and then began to scold me like a little boy.  He told me if I would have been listening in class I would know to have told him.  Next he had me take my thumb and finger and pass the weapon to him, and told me if it pointed it towards him he would consider it a threat, then he placed his hand on his weapon ready to draw.  I actually thought he would shoot me.  Just -a little nerve racking!!!!   He had to ask how to unload the 38 cal… He came back with my ticket, told me to keep my hands on the wheel.  Then he placed the weapon and loose rounds in my rear cab of my truck and told me I could not re- load it around him, I could do it at my next stop or exit.  He didn’t want my input.
      RSMO-571.101–RSMO 571.030 says I can transport it was in my consul– next RSMO-571. 101 says- I can carry.
      I am 53 years old with a valid conceal carry permit just renewed for the third time.
      Also informing law enforcement of carry there is no requirement.
      The Trooper is    /s/A. Lindgren badge #665   Missouri
      Rick Wilcockson 636 697-2846

      • whatdoiknow

        It doesn’t sound like you did anything wrong. I’ve only ever been pulled over once since i started carrying and all i did was hand him my ccw license along with my drivers license. I did let him know that my weapon was in my glove box  with my insurance card that he wanted. He only asked that i place it in the passenger seat while i removed the insurance card. I was under the impression that as long as the car is registered to you that an officer would already know you were endorsed to ccw thru dmv database.

      • FIREMAN243

        On the Missouri attorney general website says…unless I am mistaken…that you are NOT required to show the CCW permit on a traffic stop unless asked by the LEO. Logically if your firearm is in the glove box with ins.papers etc. it would be advisable to give permit with DL on initial contact and let the LEO know its in glove box. Sounds to me the Trooper was a power trip a-hole who thinks that THEY are the only ones who should have guns, and chose to make you squirm. I had a similar experience way back when I was 18(not about a firearm). I have regretted not fileing a formal complaint my whole life. Just my opinion…but a formal complaint should be filed. It improves the law enforcement community by getting jerks like this who violate the law out of there. Again just my opinion…sorry this happened to you.

        • mark

          I was pulled over in st. peters at about midnight and i was tired and hungry and McDonalds pissed me off so I left a little fast out of the parking lot. an unmarked vehicle pulled me over i guess he thought i was drunk asked to search my vehicle and then asked that dreaded question do you have anything in your car i should know about. yes i told him i had my loaded s&w 38 in the glove box, he asked if i had a permit i told him yes and went to pull it out of my wallet and he said don’t worry about it I just won’t look in the glove box. then he got on the radio and canceled his previous request for back up and told me to have a nice night. not all officers are horrible this one defiantly supported my rights.

          • ProtectNSurvive

            Great example of how officers should handle encounters
            with law abiding citizens. When I was an officer this is how I would have handled it.

            Brian
            htttp://protectnsurvive.us

            • CJS

              If you don’t want to feel threatened, don’t be threatening. Officers are rightfully wary of people who don’t tell them they are armed when they notice a gun. He made no mistake. In fact technically the fault was all on you.

            • lasercad

              You are wrong. If the post is factual as written, the driver did absolutely nothing wrong. In fact technically you are an idiot. Being rightfully wary, and being as asshole, are two different things.

          • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

            Anyone over 21 can carry a concealed weapon in thier car, so a ccw is not required. It is good to have for states like illinois where they require proof you can own a gun and traveling out of state.

            • Remedy

              You’re Missouri CCW is not valid in Illinois.

              i

            • Michael

              You don’t need a CCW in IL to carry in your glove box. It has to be unloaded and the ammo must be separate from the gun.It can be next to the gun, but the gun must be unloaded. What you have to have as an IL resident is a FOID card (FIrearms Owner ID). The city of Chicago is a whole different story. Seeing that the only carry law that people don’t know about is that you can CC in a fanny pack if you’re still in to those. But Chicago can do as they please in regards to carrying a gun anywhere. I’m traveling to St Louis tomorrow and wanted to see what the city ordinance was before I conceal carried with my Utah permit. I hear in Kansas City you can open carry, but my wife wouldn’t appreciate that if I did that in St Louis I’m sure.

      • Lindsey

        Did you learn nothing in your CCW class? Their are people who are actively trying to get rid of CCW in Missouri. The BEST thing we can do, as CCW holders, is to be respectful and trustworthy. YES, you ABSOLUTELY need to inform the officer that you have a weapon in the vehicle. They go up to a car without knowing what situation they will encounter. They are always alone, which makes it one of the most dangerous occupations. As the wife of a Missouri State Trooper, I can say that I am mortified that you feel the need to post this trooper’s name and info on here. Have you no respect for his safety? The safety of his family? The threats that he may face each day? Shame on you! ALL you are asked to do is politely state that you have your CCW and a weapon in the vehicle. Police don’t like surprises. Don’t give us CCW permit holders a black eye because some made you feel like “a little boy.” You are representing all of us. Be respectful. Do what is asked of you. If you have questions about informing law enforcement of your weapon, then you can visit your county sheriff’s site for info, or attend another gun safety class.

        • C Poindexter

          You are NOT required to inform unless asked. And all he did was give badge number and supervisor phone number. Big deal. But informing is a good thing.

        • Rogermurph

          I don’t care who you’re married to lady. You DON’T have to inform in the state of Missouri, unless asked. Any cop that runs your plate will know you have a ccw before he approaches your car. And, the Supreme Court already decided that states cannot disallow our right to carry. So quit whining.

        • David Martin

          Amen !!! been in Corrections for 14 yrs, have my CCW ,nothing but respect for my brothers in law enforcement, great job!!!!!!!!!

        • Blake Woodbury

          lol pople know the risk involved when joining law enforcement and theres a big difference between a dick head cop and a cautious cop,him putting his info up is just fine so we all know who one of the few dickhead cops are and by the way never ever met a nice state trooper befor ither,if they ask to search your car with no prob cause and you say no enforcing your rights they get mad lol
          bad cops crack me up lol

        • The More You Know

          Perhaps you’re the spouse of the trooper who unlawfully posted CCW holders names. CCW permits are not public record and are therefore private. Under no circumstance am I required to disclose I have a permit unless questioned by the proper authority. Get your facts right!

        • The American Crusader

          Foolish woman. The gentleman’s license IDENTIFIES him as a CCW holder. He gave it to the trooper straight away. What cause was there for this trumped up Gestapo asshole to treat a licensed CCW holder like a suspect? If your husband doesn’t like surprises, he’s in the wrong line of work. Any cop who abuses his authority deserves to be outed.

    • SamT.

      My boyfriend has a felony from long before we met, can I still get a concealed weapons license? My rights aren’t compromised because I live with him, are they?

      • JOSEPH MONTELEONE

        A felon is not allowed to be in contact with any firearm. If you were to purchase any type of firearm and you live with your boyfriend you could place him in jeopardy.

        However, as I stated in my other reply, under the new laws it may be possible.
        Good luck.

        • cjs

          Actually it wouldn’t place him in jeopardy because they would outright deny her from buying the gun.

          • DMK

            Missouri will not deny her the right to purchase a gun. She has the legal right to purchase a gun. How is the seller of the weapon going to know that he is a convicted felon any way? He isn’t buy the gun. CJS you are so wrong on your information. A convicted felon can not purchase or be in possesion of a hand gun.

            • blue

              if they has compledted a SIS oh yes they can!!!!!

            • DMK

              You can go back to court to have a conviction overturned if it was not a really big issue. But your chances are slim to none. So basically a convicted felon can not be in possession of a gun period. And honestly not even be in a home with one. Knowing that the gun is there.

      • Liselle

        Been in that spot before…I’d check with the sheriff just to be safe. When my ex and i were married, i had to leave my shottie with my father. But they change stuff continuously…..

    • brocko

      If I’m a military policeman does that lower the conceal age since I’m qualified with an m9?

      • Mike Doe

        No, you can open carry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        In august they pass a law making active military 18.

    • RyanT

      I am from St. Louis but I go to school in Kansas City. Do I need to go back to St. Louis to take the class and apply or can I do it in Kansas City?

      • FIREMAN243

        as far as I know you can take the class anywhere in the state. But application must be in your county of permanent residence. BTW CCW is not allowed on all Missouri colleges.

    • Mohammad

      Can I travel to california with a permit?

      • FIREMAN243

        No, Not with a Missouri CCW. CA is not a reciprocity state.

    • Fred

      If I was convicted of a gross misdemeanor domestic violence over 10 years ago in another state and have had no other prior convictions, can I get a CC license?

      • JOSEPH MONTELEONE

        Under the law in Missouri and many other States if convicted of a DOMESTIC violence act. I believe you are not allowed to own a gun not to mention carry one

        However, under the new law ,just passed in July of this year, you may now be able to own/posses and carry a gun. The two bills that passed, one became law immediately, the other comes into effect sometime in august.
        Check them out you may be ok.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richlacuesta1 Rich LaCuesta

      he can get in trouble for being around A GUN

    • ripple red

      I received my CC permit 06-17-2010 in the City of St Louis. I have misplaced the Card and need to get a replacement. What is required to replace the card and or I get the CC to display on D.L.? What Documents will I need and what is the cost ?

    • c

      I believe #18 is incorrect according to MO statute 501.107.

    • JOSEPH MONTELEONE

      WARNING:

      If anyone travels to the STATE OF NEW JERSEY, be advised do not carry any type of firearm.

      This state has the worse law for anyone with a firearm in their possession, this includes
      un-loaded trigger locked, and in the trunk.

      Your visit will be extended for at least 5 years, no exceptions, it is MANDATORY UNDER
      THE GRAVES ACT LAW, this also includes hollow point ammo..

      Even if you are traveling through the State it does not matter, You will be the guest of the State for at least 5 years in prison.
      As stated, the judge has no recourse, the law is a MANDATORY MINIMUM FIVE YEARS.
      SO PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND.

      Also it matters not if this is your first offense, you still go to jail.
      The STATE OF NEW JERSEY cares not if you plead the protection of the federal law of
      just passing through the State or moving there.
      You will be arrested and charged, and maybe after 10′s of thousands of dollars in legal fees you can prove you were moving there or was passing through. but don’t
      count on it

      This is a terrible injustice, turning law abiding citizens into FELONS not to mention
      the jail time.

      I am a retired LEO FROM THIS STATE , THE LAW IS DRACONIAN IN THIS RESPECT.

      So please be advised, AVOID THIS STATE IF CARRYING. at all costs……

      • bossmanham

        I thought FOPA was supposed to take care of this crap. We lost our machine gun rights for nothing…

    • Truu4471

      I took ccw class 7 months ago and haven’t taken to sherrifs office yet, is it still good. Missouri

      • ProtectNSurvive

        Yes, there is currently no expiration from the time you took your training until you apply for the endorsement.

        Brian
        brian@protectnsurvive.us
        htttp://protectnsurvive.us

    • Ratten Krieg

      I just bought my second handgun from a gunshop..
      But,I was denied a CCW in Missouri due to a class C Non-Violent felony, can I still obtain a CCW after 3 years?

    • Kevin

      I have a oregon CHL are there any added laws about me carrying in MO besides the ones posted above for MO carriers

    • Ratten Krieg

      Wow,,I guess Theft is out of the question.
      I thought I did dee an RSMO somewhere that said that if the building was UNOCCUPIED during committing the crime it wouldn’t be held against me..
      Couldn’t find it befor my appeal though…

      Thanks for the assistance anyway!
      Looks like I’ll be open carrying..Strange that even in front of the judge with the Jackson County Sheriff Rep. there, I said “Let me get this straight, I can load and carry an 8″ nickel plated .44 magnum in plain sight, But In can’t hide it”?
      He said “That would be correct”. What a system..
      But it’s in place for a reason I suppose.

      Thanks again!

      • Ratten Krieg

        Sorry for the typos, IED in Iraq makes it tough.. :)

    • Ratten Krieg

      Will do!
      I do wonder if it’s actually a 3 year wait after completion of probation?
      Geez, if one had to wait 20 years, in my case I’d be 62 years old, not that that is an old age, but that’s kinda rediculous for a class C non-violent infraction.. Seems as if they never want you to have a CCW.. Funny though, I just returned from a convenience store here in KC, openly carrying my M&P.45, and there police congregated in the lot, Sheriff,KCPD and Independence PD, a couple glanced at me but didn’t say a word..

      I suppose in the winter I’ll just have to not wear a coat if I’m carrying..
      I did try & find something in the RSMO statures stating something on the 3 years since topic, but couldn’t find it..
      Thanks again so much!

    • Tim Huffman

      I have a Georgia CCW that expires in 2015 but I just moved to Missouri. Is my Georgia CCW good if I am now a resident of Missouri?

      • Mike Doe

        Look at the graph above, what I can tell is Missouri honors every state, except Illinois and the one up top.

    • Chuck W.

      I have a CCW and I’m having trouble with a neighbor who has threatened me on several occasions, he actually came at me with an iron pipe once. Yesterday I actually had to unholster my holster to stop him from throwing a 30 pound rock on my head, he was at a higher elevation 5 feet above me. I didn’t aim it at him but he got the point and dropped the rock and told his wife to call the cops he pulled a gun on me. If I hadn’t pulled the gun he surely would have thrown the rock on my head. Do I have to wait until he steps on my property to shoot him if he is coming at me with a weapon? A Sheriffs Deputy told me when he did it the first time to drop him where he stands. He said I don’t have to wait until he actually sets foot on my property. When I told the Deputy’s that yesterday one of them told me that I should re-read my CCW papers. I did, and it doesn’t address that.

      • Chuck W.

        Unholster my GUN, sorry for the typo

        • Mike Doe

          You do not have to be on your property to defend your life, it shouldn’t be unholstered as a scare tactic and only with the intent to use. If you were really scared for your life and the guy was serious, you can, but make sure he’s serious, and coming at you and not just waving it around from 50 feet out, as you don’t want to have that on your conscious for the rest of your life. I would try open carrying in your neighborhood for a while, so every one knows you are armed, that saved me from an altercation from some one wanting to charge at me from a lame arguement, until his wife mentioned that I had a firearm, I never threatned, nor mentioned it, I just stood my ground.

    • Liselle

      This is probably a goofy question, recent events being considered….I know Mo has a “shall issue” decree, and that at 45 days I can go request my permit papers, but has anyone heard if there is a backlog at police HQ in Stl? I applied on 7/29, and haven’t gotten anything in the mail yet. My buddy who lives in St Charles county got his in about 2 weeks, but of course they have a sheriff’s office and it was early this year before all the maniacs were making headlines. Is there any way aside from calling them and probably annoying them to find out if a NCIS check has been done? I know I had to have passed, as I’ve bought firearms recently. Thanks!

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        By law they have 45 days, you could contact the office and provide proof of that law. If they do not then you could get an attorney or goto the county court and file a compaint if its past the 45 days.

    • stephen45navy

      No ,but if he is on patrol or have any firearm charges , you should not carry while you are together just to keep you lic. In good standing .

    • kg

      The law is you have to be 21 years old now right

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        Unless you are military they it is 18.

    • SamColt

      14 years ago I plead SIS to a felony charge. Can I still obtain a CCW in Missouri?

      • Nathan

        If you have not gotten an answer yet. It would be “NO” no convicted felon can have possession of a firearm except black powder guns used solely for hunting purposes of conservational animals. Felons can Not obtain a CCW in the state of Missouri. Sorry.

        • andrew

          Nathan you are wrong on this. I am in the same situation and an sis (suspended inpossision of sentence) is not a conviction. As long as you have finished your probation time and are not currently under an sis you are not a convicted felon and can legally own a firearm and ccw.

        • blue

          you can too i have a sis and i purchased a firearm and past the NCIC check

    • tiretroll

      I have a suspended imposition of sentence for unlawful use of a weapon. I was carrying before it was legal, after an armed home invasion. I was lucky 3 armed bad guys, I was tied up and put in a closet.
      Can I get a concealed carry permit? If not Missouri maybe Florida?

    • StL1985

      Is there a time limit to get your conceal and carry license after passing the course?

    • Jus

      Can you take a Kansas CCH class to satisfy Missouri CCW certificate requirement? Or must the class be given in MO?

      • RHankD

        No, and yes.

    • Kennedy84

      If you have a CCW from another state, that Missouri honors could you have it transfered to missiouri?

    • Jj

      If I get a non resident Virginia ccw can I get the Missouri ccw endorsement without taking a Missouri training class?

    • http://www.facebook.com/toby.soillruffryder Toby Topgun So-ill Ruffryder

      can i legally buy a handgun in missouri with a class A misdemeanor conviction(unlawful use of a weapon)(transporting a loaded gun in my vehicle….

      • RHankD

        No! You have already shown you cant properly handle a firearm!

    • Digger

      I am moving to MO. And i have a UTAH CCW. Is it going to be good there and if so how long ? Have a great day.

    • Danny

      i have worked in North St.Louis,one of the highest murder rates in America,for 10 years,I am on call 24/7,sometimes working by myself late at night in the wide open spaces of a railyard.I have seen over the years several situations that could have ended very bad,but luckily i was able to bluff my way out of what potetailly couldve been a robbery(or murdered victim).Can i carry a loaded gun in my vehicle,and/or my person when in these situations?I understand that this is Federal property and may not fall under state law,security is not someone i would depend on,they are not police,they are primarily there to protect the cargo on property,and only required to make rounds every hour.Not my idea of a secure environment…please clarify for me?

      • http://www.facebook.com/allen.hilliard Allen Hilliard

        I live next to a military base and its the same thing, once you hit federal property you have left missouri’s protection. You have to legally have the gun to their standards.

      • RHankD

        Yes, it is called “firewatch” but must be approved by your employer, and I would check with the locals just to make sure.

    • http://twitter.com/Heavybag_Killer Heywood Jablowme

      Would a resisting arrest conviction get you denied you CCW permit?

    • dondon

      I got in troube in Saint Louis. I got a SIS for felony theft. Its all taken care of now. So I went out and got a new gun, I wanna get a CCW in the state of Missouri can I get one with a felony SIS for theft?

    • gunn

      what is the point of taking my finger prints ?

      • RHankD

        To identify you. Why would you think?

    • bossmanham

      FYI, I believe CO and MI now are reciprocal with MO’s permit.

    • mike

      Does my gun have to be concealed if I have my permit, or can it just be worn on my hip uncovered?

      • RHankD

        It can be open carried.

    • Mikey Good

      I have not gotten the CCW yet living in MO all my life to exclude Military Service. Honestly there many more places you CAN’T carry verses the places that you can. So imo there is honestly no need for it when i can carry a weapon without a CCW in my glovebox. However everyone has diffrent circimstances and might feel the need to have a CCW. I.E. : My wife works 3rd shift and i would love for her to get the CCW, but she hates weapons so that is an uphill battle!

    • Niner

      I forgot to go get my CCW ID within the 7 day period. What do I do now? I live in Missouri.

    • marcum

      hello everyone if your retired military do you have to take the class or can you show your training from basic

    • Right2carry

      Where can I find a location were I can take the training to get my CCW permit in the North St. Louis county area..???

    • s

      on my conceal carry license are 2 diff exp. dates, which one is valid?

    • Brian Mayer

      Can the class be waived if you are in the Military?

    • watchdogg2007

      Can I carry my gun in a holster on my hip, exposed now?

    • Joony769

      How old do you have to be to get a license? Im only 15, but I live in a pretty rough area and was wanting to get a gun for protection as soon as possible…

      • joe

        21yrs. Youre too young to worry about that crap man, worry about being a kid and chasing tail, and of course your grades.

    • Lol

      I took a CCW safety class a few months before I got married. I have not had time to submit my application. Since my certificate of safety training is in my maiden name, do I have to apply now and then change my name or can I just bring a copy of my marriage certificate when I apply at the sheriff office?

    • BLUE

      can you posses or own or buy a firearm with SIS in missouri?

    • Daniel

      The permit has changed and is no longer put on a driver’s license. It’s issued by the local sheriff’s office and I imagine it can look different from county to county. I am waiting on mine right now. I am curious what they are looking like in the different counties.

      • Daniel

        I just got my permit and it does look different from just having the endorsement put on a driver’s license. It was printed off on a piece of paper and then the sheriff advised me to get it laminated, which I did.

    • Curtis a.

      Where do I renew my permit?

    • grandma

      can a disabled person get a concealed carry permit in Missouri?

    • John Waters

      I am 20 years old and about to turn 21 in a few months. I was wondering if I could take my CCW class now to get it done, but obviously wait until I am of age to carry?

    • Rango

      Hi, I read that “18 years of age for military”, and I was wondering if you had to have some sort of permit for that. Do I? Or can I just use my Military ID? Can anyone help me out?

    • Mike

      Just moved to missouri and have a Florida ccw permit, what do I need to do to get missouri permit.

    • Steve

      I just moved to MO from Florida do I have to transfer my ccw permit to MO or can I wait till it expires

    • Hillbilly43

      I turned my ccw stuff in well over 45 days ago and they still have not contacted me with my permit, I’ve been in several times and they keep telling me the sheriff is busy. What recourse do i have?

    • L.Cochran

      I am retired LEO from Florida ,and a CCW holder in that state, I have relocated to Missouri and after inquiring at the Sheriffs Office about a concealed permit in Missouri and transferring , I was told I would have to take an entire class to obtain my Missouri CCW ! Is this correct ? I was granted one in Florida Because of my employer , and even was CJSTC Certified as an Instructor for many years ,not currently certified however. Is this Correct ??