January 1, 2017
Missouri Carry Law
Read Bill that abolishes the requirement for a CCW permit in order to carry concealed: http://www.senate.mo.gov/16info/pdf-bill/tat/SB656.pdf
The gun law reform includes Constitutional carry, or a close variant thereof. Some prefer that it be called permitless carry, as no permit is required to carry a firearm, openly or concealed. Permitless carry will go into effect on 1 January 2017. The basic reforms in the law are these; From the NRA-ILA:
- Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibited
- Expand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws
- Expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and property
- Specify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permits and allows military members extra time to renew their permits – (Note by M&G: until January 1, 2017)
- Implement 10, 20 and 50-year options for non-reciprocity issued permits
- Allow components of firearm training for RTC permits to be online
What about needing a permit to travel into states surrounding Missouri?
Please do your own research but this is what I’ve found so far:
- You’ll need a CCW permit to carry in Iowa and Tennessee (red).
- No permit necessary for Missourians to carry in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas (green).
- No permit necessary to carry openly in Kentucky (blue).
- No permit necessary to carry openly in Nebraska – except a permit is necessary in Omaha (pink).
- Illinois does not recognize the Missouri CCW permit and does not allow carry without a permit (black).