I will be visiting MO in July, and will be primarily staying at the Lake of the Ozarks. The search function on this forum is hard to use, so I figured I would just ask. Just need laymans terms for laws regarding OC and CC.
kcgunfan- "should" and "should not" have nothing to do with where he CAN, legally, carry (concealed).
He can carry (concealed) anywhere that isn't restricted by federal law (with a CCW). End of story.
I agree that it's legal to carry a firearm with a CCW endorsement into the places listed in 571.107. Where we disagree is whether or not it's a good idea. But, I think it's a disservice to tell a stranger to go wherever they want to (subject to federal laws) without giving the statute so they know what they responsibilities they do have. For example, he might go into church (which is certainly possible), and be asked to leave, and refuse to do so based on your advice. Then they summon a peace officer and he gets a ticket. If he reads my link, he's going to understand the situation better than your blanket "go ahead and do it" advice.
That's why I think full disclosure is important. You're welcome to take exception to my choice of auxiliary verb, but I would like to hear how you would rephrase the sentence, keeping my objective in mind.