Carry Law MO


Missouri Constitutional
Carry Law

January 1, 2017

Missouri Carry Law


Read Bill that abolishes the requirement for a CCW permit in order to carry concealed:

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

Moms & Guns - Reciprocity States by Color

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).