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    Open Carry in Kansas City, MO (Jackson County) Question???

    Im thinking about moving into a home out in Kansas city, MO (Jackson County) but its not in such a great neighborhood and was wondering if anyone knew the open carry laws there??...Can you be 18 to open carry in your car??(obviously talking about a rifle or shotgun, not a pistol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciC View Post
    Im thinking about moving into a home out in Kansas city, MO (Jackson County) but its not in such a great neighborhood and was wondering if anyone knew the open carry laws there??...Can you be 18 to open carry in your car??(obviously talking about a rifle or shotgun, not a pistol)
    The reference to the state law you're interested in is here: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c500-599/5710000030.htm

    It's in section 3. From what I read, you can transport a rifle or shotgun, but it has to be in a nonfunctioning state, or inaccessible, or with the ammo inaccessible. Which makes it fairly useless for self-defense. If you are 21 or older, and can legally possess a firearm, you can carry a concealable handgun however you wish, but it sounds like you're not yet 21.

    From my reading, it looks like nobody can carry a long gun ready for action in their car. That doesn't sound right, but the law doesn't have to make sense. If I'm wrong, someone will correct me though.

    If you are young, and moving to a less than stellar neighborhood in KCMO, I would recommend being discreet with your firearms. You would likely provoke unwanted attention from both the LEO and the local disreputable types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcgunfan View Post

    If you are young, and moving to a less than stellar neighborhood in KCMO, I would recommend being discreet with your firearms. You would likely provoke unwanted attention from both the LEO and the local disreputable types.
    i second that as someone who used to live on Armour Blvd. My car got broken into two times in the span of a week for a GPS and backpack.

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    from what I have researched, you can own a firearm whether rifle or pistol if you are 18 or up and with parent consent if under 18, you may not be able to buy one from a FFL but you can privately or be gifted a handgun, as far as carry there is no law that I have found that says you must be a 21 or older, if you are 18+ there is no problem, this is my personal research and if anyone has anything otherwise please post it-

    Unlawful transfer of weapons, penalty.

    571.060. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful transfer of weapons if he:

    (1) Knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to any person who, under the provisions of section 571.070, is not lawfully entitled to possess such;

    (2) Knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers a blackjack to a person less than eighteen years old without the consent of the child's custodial parent or guardian, or recklessly, as defined in section 562.016, sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers any firearm to a person less than eighteen years old without the consent of the child's custodial parent or guardian; provided, that this does not prohibit the delivery of such weapons to any peace officer or member of the armed forces or national guard while performing his official duty; or

    (3) Recklessly, as defined in section 562.016, sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to a person who is intoxicated.

    2. Unlawful transfer of weapons under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section is a class D felony; unlawful transfer of weapons under subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection 1 of this section is a class A misdemeanor.

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    Possession of firearm unlawful for certain persons--penalty--exception.

    571.070. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if such person knowingly has any firearm in his or her possession and:

    (1) Such person has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a felony; or

    (2) Such person is a fugitive from justice, is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition, or is currently adjudged mentally incompetent.

    2. Unlawful possession of a firearm is a class C felony.

    3. The provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to the possession of an antique firearm.

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    Unlawful use of weapons--exceptions--penalties.
    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

    (2) Sets a spring gun; or
    (3) Discharges or shoots a firearm into a dwelling house, a railroad train, boat, aircraft, or motor
    vehicle as defined in section 302.010, RSMo, or any building or structure used for the assembling of
    people; or
    (4) Exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an
    angry or threatening manner; or
    (5) Possesses or discharges a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated; or
    (6) Discharges a firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied schoolhouse, courthouse, or church
    building; or
    (7) Discharges or shoots a firearm at a mark, at any object, or at random, on, along or across a public
    highway or discharges or shoots a firearm into any outbuilding; or
    (8) Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where
    people have assembled for worship, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any
    building owned or occupied by any agency of the federal government, state government, or political
    subdivision thereof; or
    (9) Discharges or shoots a firearm at or from a motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, RSMo,
    discharges or shoots a firearm at any person, or at any other motor vehicle, or at any building or
    habitable structure, unless the person was lawfully acting in self-defense; or
    (10) Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use
    into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or
    sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.
    2. Subdivisions (1), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to
    or affect any of the following:
    (1) All state, county and municipal peace officers who have completed the training required by the
    police officer standards and training commission pursuant to sections 590.030 to 590.050, RSMo, and
    possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the state or for
    violation of ordinances of counties or municipalities of the state, whether such officers are on or off
    duty, and whether such officers are within or outside of the law enforcement agency's jurisdiction, or all
    qualified retired peace officers, as defined in subsection 10 of this section, and who carry the
    identification defined in subsection 11 of this section, or any person summoned by such officers to
    assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while actually engaged in assisting such officer;
    (2) Wardens, superintendents and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the
    detention of persons accused or convicted of crime;
    (3) Members of the armed forces or national guard while performing their official duty;
    (4) Those persons vested by article V, section 1 of the Constitution of Missouri with the judicial power
    of the state and those persons vested by Article III of the Constitution of the United States with the
    judicial power of the United States, the members of the federal judiciary;
    (5) Any person whose bona fide duty is to execute process, civil or criminal;
    (6) Any federal probation officer or federal flight deck officer as defined under the federal flight deck
    officer program, 49 U.S.C. Section 44921;
    (7) Any state probation or parole officer, including supervisors and members of the board of probation
    and parole;
    (8) Any corporate security advisor meeting the definition and fulfilling the requirements of the
    regulations established by the board of police commissioners under section 84.340, RSMo; and
    (9) Any coroner, deputy coroner, medical examiner, or assistant medical examiner.
    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.

    4. Subdivisions (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any person who has a
    valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or
    endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another state or political subdivision of another
    state.
    5. Subdivisions (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to
    persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant to section 563.031, RSMo.
    6. Nothing in this section shall make it unlawful for a student to actually participate in school-
    sanctioned gun safety courses, student military or ROTC courses, or other school-sponsored firearm-
    related events, provided the student does not carry a firearm or other weapon readily capable of lethal
    use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any other function or activity
    sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.


    Quote Originally Posted by kcgunfan View Post
    If you are young, and moving to a less than stellar neighborhood in KCMO, I would recommend being discreet with your firearms. You would likely provoke unwanted attention from both the LEO and the local disreputable types.
    Read it how you want and tread carefully depending on your age. Also, I have to agree with KCGunfan. In my even-younger days, I too had a shotgun with me for necessary occasions, but dont let people know you have it until its too late for them.
    An individual should not choose the caliber, cartridge, and bullet that will kill an an animal when everything is right; rather, he should choose ones that will kill the most efficiently when everything goes wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciC View Post
    Im thinking about moving into a home out in Kansas city, MO (Jackson County) but its not in such a great neighborhood and was wondering if anyone knew the open carry laws there??...Can you be 18 to open carry in your car??(obviously talking about a rifle or shotgun, not a pistol)
    Look up Kevin L. Jamison, attourney at law, here in Kansas City. You can email him from his website and he takes legal questions for free. I won a firearms lawsuit with him as a plaintiff and he will direst you well. If you wanna holler at me and maybe we can hook up sometime, Facebook me. -grant hemenway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantfrom1968 View Post
    Look up Kevin L. Jamison, attourney at law, here in Kansas City. You can email him from his website and he takes legal questions for free. I won a firearms lawsuit with him as a plaintiff and he will direst you well. If you wanna holler at me and maybe we can hook up sometime, Facebook me. -grant hemenway
    I always wonder why people dig up posts and reply to them 2 years later. Just seems weird to me....

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