Domestic Violence & Firearms in Missouri

Posted on January 2, 2012

(This section was last updated June 29, 2012.)

Missouri law does not:

  • Prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition, unlike federal law;
  • Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition, unlike federal law;
  • Require courts to notify domestic abusers when they become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law;
  • Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law; or
  • Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.1

See our Domestic Violence & Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. For prohibitions on obtaining a concealed carry endorsement due to a domestic violence order of protection, see the Concealed Weapons Permitting in Missouri page. []