Welcome aboard, first of all. As for beginning on your info search is going to seem daunting but stick with it and you will learn. I would recommend seeing my New to OC in WI thread thread for more beginning info. There are links to a lot of info. Some is state specific, but much of it is general for carrying. You can also check the stickies at the top of Missouri sub-forum, usually there are FAQ type threads for each state, if you still haven't found what you need just start reading the recent threads. You can also do a search for your city name for example. I believe I have seen Lees Summit randomly so I'm sure there are people around you. If you have done all that reading and searching, then start a post with a question as you already have. Much of the info is posted somewhere, it just may be a matter of finding it. And remember, if the statutes don't prohibit it, then it's legal to do. So your not likely searching for statutes on Open Carry...your searching for prohibitions on firearms, or Open Carry. The most important thing is read, read, read and comprehend. Familiarize yourself with all of the related statutes as well as your state's online access to statutes to look things up. You can never fully rely on things you read on the internet. You should look it up and learn it first. The only person accountable for your actions will be you.