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  1. Have Massachusetts License to Carry Permit then moved to Missouri. Can I carry?

    Hello,

    I lived in Massachusetts for about 5 years and received my License to Carry (LTC) about 3 months before I got a job in Missouri.

    Now I am a resident of Missouri.

    Can I use my Massachusetts LTC now that I live in Missouri?

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  3. According to the NRA reciprocity guide your permit will be recognized in Missouri, but probably only for a limited time. You'll DEFINITELY need to get a resident license soon. Check state laws.
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    Thumbs up Legal in Missouri?

    B A Booracus,
    From what I've read at this site < http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/massachusetts.pdf > Massachusetts does allow non-residents to apply, even though you were a resident when you got yours, you'd still need to let them know so they could amend your LTC. As far as Missouri is concerned, you can carry on your Mass. LTC as a resident of Mass. Getting your permit (CCW in MO) is an easy process, but you'll probably have to retake your class. Go to your Sheriff's office in the county that you are living in and explain to them your situation. They will work with you, and Missouri is a MUST ISSUE state. Denials can only be for cause and must be provided to you by letter and you can appeal if denied.
    Welcome to Missouri (I am from Missouri and live in the Ozark Foothills in Carter County)! This is a great state and is friendly to firearms owners.

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    Once you moved to Missouri and became a resident there, your Massachusetts resident license became void. If you want to keep a Massachusetts non-resident license you must re-apply. Massachusetts non-resident licenses are only good for one year, and you must appear personally at the Firearms Records Bureau in Chelsea each time you apply or re-apply.
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  6. according to handgunlaw.us, yes

  7. Get your MO CCW. Even though MO honors any state's permit, you're not protected from the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act unless you have that particular state's permit. 1000 feet is a long distance, you never know where all schools are unless you did intensive research.
    Last edited by lukem; 01-14-2011 at 08:36 AM.

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    AND, as a holder of a MO resident permit, you have the most recognized permit in the US, 37 states and waiting on Wisconsin.

  9. Thanks for all the help folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPKirkpatrick View Post
    B A Booracus,
    From what I've read at this site < http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/massachusetts.pdf > Massachusetts does allow non-residents to apply, even though you were a resident when you got yours, you'd still need to let them know so they could amend your LTC. As far as Missouri is concerned, you can carry on your Mass. LTC as a resident of Mass. Getting your permit (CCW in MO) is an easy process, but you'll probably have to retake your class. Go to your Sheriff's office in the county that you are living in and explain to them your situation. They will work with you, and Missouri is a MUST ISSUE state. Denials can only be for cause and must be provided to you by letter and you can appeal if denied.
    Welcome to Missouri (I am from Missouri and live in the Ozark Foothills in Carter County)! This is a great state and is friendly to firearms owners.

    ~John
    I don't know about that. I don't see anything in the MO law that sets a time frame for the class.





    Quote Originally Posted by robmcd View Post
    Once you moved to Missouri and became a resident there, your Massachusetts resident license became void. If you want to keep a Massachusetts non-resident license you must re-apply. Massachusetts non-resident licenses are only good for one year, and you must appear personally at the Firearms Records Bureau in Chelsea each time you apply or re-apply.

    Why? The license is good until it expires. When/If he renews he will only be able to get the 1 yr license...but I don't see where the current one gets voided.

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    Questions to look into:

    1. Is your Mass. permit still valid (based on Mass. law), even though you have offically changed your state of residence?

    2. If your Mass. permit is still valid, then yes you may conceal carry in Missouri as we recognize all permits.

    3. To apply for a Missouri permit you must take the training first. Does not matter how much training you had in the past, if you did not have the Missouri training, then you must take it before applying for a Missouri permit. (The reason the Missouri Training is necessary is that we cover the Missouri Weaopns (RSMo 571) and Defense of Justification (RSMo. 563) laws in our training courses. You did not receive that specific training in Mass.

    4. In the mean time there are three things you can do until receiving a Missouri permit (if your Mass. permit is not valid):

    a. Car carry is legal in Missouri without a permit. You cannot conceal the firearm on you while out of the car.

    b. Apply for a OSS permit (i.e. Florida)

    c. Open Carry is legal in Missouri, but (don't you hate those but's) Missouri does not have pre-emption, meaning any town can have an ordinence against Open Carry, so you have to be careful where you open carry.

    Hope this helps you and welcome to Missouri.

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