Posted on January 2, 2012
Missouri prohibits “recklessly” selling, leasing, loaning, giving away or delivering any firearm to a person under age 18 without the consent of the child’s custodial parent or guardian.1
Missouri prohibits anyone from violating the federal law prohibiting a person under age 18 from possessing a handgun or handgun ammunition and prohibiting anyone from selling or transferring a handgun or handgun ammunition to a person under age 18.2.))
Federal law imposes stricter age restrictions in certain situations.
See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.