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Carrying in MO as a non citizen.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Tomahawk674, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. Tomahawk674

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    Hello everyone, I have a question. I am a permanent resident (green card holder) of the USA. By federal law I can acquire handguns (and already have). However the state of MO will not issue to a non-citizen, but I see that Florida and Utah will issue ccw's to people like me. Since these states have permit reciprocity with Missouri, would it be ok to get a Florida ccw and carry in Missouri?
     
  2. snubbies

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    I am unsure but don't both, and probably all permit States, require you reside in that State. Falsifying any info on application may be a crime.
     
  3. gun addict

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    no florida and Utah has non-resident permit you can apply for out of state
     
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    So does that mean it's ok? the Florida permit sounds great. It lasts for 7 years.
     
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    Sure did help. looks like it's a go.
     
  7. writerinmo

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    Yes, you can be a resident of Missouri and carry with a Florida or Utah permit. My wife has two SIS's from 11 years ago, and while she can purchase handguns, Missouri won't issue her a CCW because of these, but she can carry concealed with a permit from Florida or Utah which is what we are going to do this next year.
     
  8. The Bushmaster

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    Tomahawk...Go to www.missouricarry.com Go to the bottom of the page, click on "main page" and ask that question. It is THE premier CCW site in Missouri.
     
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    What is an SIS?
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    NO.

    IF you are a resident of MO, and you CAN NOT get a MO resident CCW, then a non-resident permit from another state will not be valid in MO.
     
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    No.

    IF she is a MO resident, and is prohibited from carrying in MO by MO law, then getting an out of state non-resident permit DOES NOT trump MO law.
     
  12. Swamperjmb

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    From mgkdrgn


    No.

    IF she is a MO resident, and is prohibited from carrying in MO by MO law, then getting an out of state non-resident permit DOES NOT trump MO law.

    Yes you can, I know I'm new to the forum and trust me, I'm not trying to start anything. This needs to be known for people like writerinmo and his wife and people like myself.... Here is the words straight from an attornys mouth..... http://www.carlwardlaw.com/blog-entry-21.html
     
  13. Jim Figaniak

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    The reciprocity only applies to legal acquisition of permit in state where you reside.

    Jim.
     
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    Can you please show us in Missouri statutes support for your claims? I just don't see it in the actual statutes:

    http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/chapters/chap571.htm

    If a Missouri resident possess a Florida non-resident permit or a Utah non-resident permit, why would their Florida or Utah non-resident permit not fulfill the bold portion of subsection 4. above? Please show us in statutes...
     
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    Be careful about making blanket statements about carry laws in different states. Just because your state prohibits residents from carrying on a permit from a different state does not mean all states do.

    In Texas, there are certain factors that will make you unable to get a CHL but do not disqualify you from owning firearms--eg delinquent in payment of taxes or child support. In these cases it is a valid option to obtain an out of state permit, such as Utah (although this soon won't be an option for this purpose) or Florida. They are then legal to carry under Texas law.
     
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    SIS??
     
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    An example of a law that prohibits out of state permits for residents is Washington:

    I just don't see it in Missouri statutes.
     
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    Its all mumbo jumbo to me. Thanks God for all those attorneys that put the statutes in layman's tearms.......... I will be speaking to an attorney personally tomorrow about what I can and cant do.... I will keep you all posted........
     
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    Lots and lots of folks in this great state of Missouri carry on out-of-state permits. This situation began when certain counties (many of them, if fact) balked at issuing permits when our new ccw law was passed. Thousands of Missourians are carrying on Utah, Florida, and PA permits. In fact, Centre County PA was flooded with requests from Missourians. Sherrif Nau, a real good guy from Centre County, helped out a lot of us (including me). PA law has changed somewhat since then, making getting the PA permit a little harder and, I believe, the law in Utah is also changing. Florida is now probably the best bet.

    As time goes on and these out-of-state permits expire, I think most are now getting Missouri permits because all Missouri counties have been in full complience for some time now. That, though, doesn't change the validity of the out-of-state permits.

    In a related thought, Missouri doesn't issue permits to anyone under 23. It is evidentally legal, though, for a Missourian to carry in Missouri on a Maine permit when 18 and many do so.
     
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    This whole discussion of ccw reciprocity shows just how confusing the situation is. There should be a federal law that requires national reciprocity (for example, a Florida permit would have to be honored in N.Y., Ill., or Cal.). But for such permits to be honored nationwide, they would have to be issued under a uniform set of standards, concerning such things as age requirements, citizenship/residency status, training requirements, etc. Take a reasonably least-restrictive state (such as Virginia) and make it the national standard. It's this current practice of "forum-shopping" (a Virginia resident getting a Utah permit, for example) that makes things so confusing.
     
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    I couldn't agree more, even standards and laws that doesn't take a PHD to understand. My attorney hasn't been in contact with me as of yet but, I did how ever talk to an x Cass county sheriff and gave him all my particulars and he said he would talk to the guys in Jackson and Cass county's and let me know what he comes up with....... He says it's ultimately up to the sheriff to begin with and its been past the 5 year mark??? I have no idea but I will post everything as the info trickles in............ Would be nice to get the MO CCW and not have to deal with an out of state permit to begin with....
     
  22. PapaG

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    Last year, the last time I checked, Missouri recognized all other states' concealed carry permits..I asked and got their law/regulation pamphlet on ccw. Didn't matter where the permit was issued or if you were a resident of that state with one interesting exception: You cannot be a Mo. resident who was denied a permit and then get one out of state. Won't recognize that one.
    They also have a "safe traveler act" which allows a person traveling through the state to carry concealed in their vehicle as long as they are in transit. Can't get out of the car and carry unless you have a ccw.
    Of course, check for today's regulations before going there. They do change.
    I'm headed for AL. in a few days. You can bet I'll check on MO, AR, TN, KY, MS and AL before I go to see what new regs have been added or changed regarding my Utah and Florida permits......
    Stan from the Republik of IL. I cross the river, I can carry. I come home, I can't. Wish my state trusted me to take care of myself.
     
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    "You cannot be a Mo. resident who was denied a permit and then get one out of state. Won't recognize that one."

    Thats what I'm trying to avoid. I would just rather apply for Florida's and be done with it.
     
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    And the statutory reference for that would be?

    In fact, on page 5 of this manual:
    http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Publications/Brochures/documents/SHP-863.pdf

    we read:
    Can you please show us where the exception is for those denied a Missouri Permit?

    It's plain and simple: Even the pamphlet published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol says that an out of state permit held by a Missouri resident is valid. Period. End of sentence.
     
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    It is common knowledge in MO that residents of MO under the age of 23 can get an OOS permit, such as MA at the tender young age of 18, and they are then good to go in MO because the law says that if you hold a valid OOS permit from just about any other jurisdiction, it is valid in MO.
    It has been that way since the inception of the law and has produced zero issues.
     
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