Missouri Bill Repeals Local Firearm Ordinance Prohibition

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Legislation introduced in Missouri by State Representative Richard Brown repeals language that prevents individual towns from regulating firearms differently, and potentially more strictly, than state law. House Bill 1261 is awaiting a committee referral.


Take Action Today! Missouri sportsmen should call their state representatives and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1261. Missouri members can contact their representatives by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Action Directory.


Current law only allows cities to regulate where a firearm can be openly carried and where a firearm can be discharged. House Bill 1261 would make it nearly impossible to know when, where and how you are allowed to possess or transport a firearm as you travel to a shooting range or to a hunting camp.

“Allowing a patchwork of gun laws from town-to-town will result in law-abiding sportsmen being charged with local firearms violations, often without knowledge of differences in local regulations,” said Jacob Hupp, associate director of state services for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “Like all citizens, gun owners depend on a clear understanding of the law in order to comply. HB 1261 would create an environment of continuously changing restrictions from one city to the next.”  

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