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PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Missouri gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Missourican be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Missouri State Constitution

"That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."

Missouri Constitutional Provision Article I, Section 23: Right to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and certain accessories - exception - rights to be unalienable.

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole."

Missouri Constitutional Provision Article I, Section 1: Source of political power - origin, basis and aim of government.

"That the people of this state have the inherent, sole and exclusive right to regulate the internal government and police thereof, and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided such change be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States."

Missouri Constitutional Provision Article I, Section 3: Powers of the people over internal affairs, constitution and form of government.

"That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances by petition or remonstrance."

Missouri Constitutional Provision Article I, Section 9: Rights of peaceable assembly and petition.

Missouri Gun Laws

Missouri Gun Laws Overview(Source: NRA-ILA)

Missouri Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview(Source:

Missouri Concealed Carry Reciprocity(Source: Missouri Attorney General)

Missouri Permit FAQ(Source: Missouri Sheriffs' Association)

Missouri Hunting Rules & Regulations

Missouri Hunting and Trapping(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Missouri Hunting Regulations(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Missouri Hunting Permits(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Missouri Online Licensing System(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Missouri Hunter Education and Certification Requirement(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Missouri Shooting Ranges

Missouri State Shooting Ranges(Source: Missouri Department of Conservation)

NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges(Source: NSSF's

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Missouri State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Missouri Sports Shooting Association(NRA-Affiliated)

Missouri Carry

Missouri Concealed Carry

Western Missouri Shooters Alliance

Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance

Gateway Chapter of Safari Club International(SCI-Affiliated)

Kansas City Safari Club International(SCI-Affiliated)

Safari Club International Great Plains Chapter(SCI-Affiliated)

Central Missouri Chapter of Safari Club International(SCI-Affiliated)

Missouri Ducks Unlimited Chapter

Missouri Students for Concealed Carry(Source:

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Missouri NRA-Affiliated State Association(Source:

Missouri Safari Club Affiliated State Association(Source:

Missouri Gun Shows and FFLs

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Missouri FFL Holders(Source:

NICS Firearm Checks by State(Source:

Missouri Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS(Source:

Missouri's Yearly Rankingin "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

2019: #12

2018: #11

2017: #10

2016: n/a

2015: #9

2014: #11

2013: #9

Missouri Elected Public Officials



State Legislature(Source:

Statewide Officials(Source:

NRA's Ranking of Missouri Public Officials(Source:

Missouri Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Missouri Public Salaries, Government Spending, and Campaign Contributions(Source: Open The Books)

Missouri Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking(Source: CATO Institute)

Missouri Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking(Source: Institute for Justice)

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