Open Carrying in Missouri

Posted on August 21, 2015

No statutes in Missouri specifically prohibit the open carrying of firearms, and it specifically authorizes any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement, and who is lawfully carrying a firearm in a concealed manner, to briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person, unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense.1. No person may exhibit any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner in the presence of one or more persons.2

See our Open Carrying of Firearms in Public policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.037 []
  2. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.030.1(4). []