Missouri State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


View a comprehensive summary of new state laws enacted in 2013 and 2014.



Among other things, Missouri does not:

In 2010, Missouri ranked 14th among the states in number of gun deaths per capita. In both 2008 and 2009, Missouri had the highest rate of black homicide victimization among the 50 states, according to an analysis performed by the Violence Policy Center. In addition, Missouri had the 15th lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Missouri were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 15 lowest rate among the states.

Missouri Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Missouri, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.