SB 297 Modifies laws governing how residents of Missouri and other states may purchase rifles and shotguns outside their resident states
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 0834S.01I Fiscal Note: 0834-01N.ORG
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 3/15/2011 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 297 - Under current law, a Missouri resident conforming to all applicable state and federal gun laws may purchase rifles and shotguns in states contiguous to Missouri. Also, residents of the contiguous states who conform to applicable state and federal gun laws may purchase rifles and shotguns in Missouri.

This act allows Missouri residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in any state so long as the resident follows all applicable provisions of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, Missouri law and the law of the state in which the purchase occurs. A resident of any state who abides by the applicable federal laws, Missouri laws and laws of the resident's home state may purchase rifles and shotguns in Missouri.

In addition, the current provisions regarding such gun purchases are moved from the merchandising practices chapter to the chapter on weapons offenses. As a result, certain provisions governing the entire merchandising practices chapter will no longer apply, including provisions that detail the power of the Attorney General to investigate violations of the law.

This act is identical to a provision in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 294 et al (2011).

MEGHAN LUECKE