travelling in mo


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fog
July 9, 2009, 04:28 PM
im going to missouri for the weekend . from illinois with foid and ffl card what can or how can i legally take my handgun allong

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Olympus
July 10, 2009, 10:43 AM
I'm sure you can. Missouri gun laws are less strict than Illinois. I know Missouri residents can carry a concealed weapon in their vehicle without having a concealed permit. I'd say hide the gun under the seat or in the glove box and you'll be fine. There's a concealed gun in my truck every day and I've been pulled over quite a few times and it's never been a problem. I have my concealed permit and I do get the occassional "are you currently carrying a concealed weapon" question.

longrifleman
July 10, 2009, 05:17 PM
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5710000030.HTM

571.030. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly:

(1) Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or
....


3. Subdivisions (1), (5), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting such weapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible. Subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply to any person twenty-one years of age or older transporting a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, so long as such concealable firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed, nor when the actor is also in possession of an exposed firearm or projectile weapon for the lawful pursuit of game, or is in his or her dwelling unit or upon premises over which the actor has possession, authority or control, or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through this state. Subdivision (10) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the purposes of transporting a student to or from school, or possessed by an adult for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.

Emphasis added by me.

No restrictions on furriners as long as you are at least 21. St. Louis tends to be less friendly to gunnies than the rest of the state. Don't give 'em an excuse to jack with you. Early in the CCW era their trick was to demand a bill of sale for your pistol to prove it wasn't stolen - like everybody carries that with them at all times. They did get slapped around some for this, and I haven't heard any recent horror stories, but if you have it handy and are goint to St. Louie you might consider sticking a copy with your other paperwork.

Have a nice trip and spend lots of money in our lovely tourist traps.:D

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