Kansas City Weapon Charge Lawyer
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Missouri gun laws are some of the most permissive in the country. Individuals may carry handguns or other firearms, either openly or concealed, without a license. However, there are certain places that are off-limits to concealed firearms, unless the person has been issued a concealed carry license. In addition, there are some restrictions in place that regulate gun possession and use.
If you have been accused of a weapons violation, you could be at risk of spending time behind bars and paying thousands of dollars in fines. To ensure that your rights and freedom remain protected at this time, contact an experienced Kansas City weapon charge attorney. Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law has more than 25 years of experience building effective legal strategies for clients facing serious charges. When you entrust your case to Steve Schanker, you can receive personalized representation at a reasonable price.
Gun Laws in Missouri
In Missouri, it is illegal to carry a gun or other deadly weapon in a federal or state government building, in a K-12 school, on a school bus, in a place of worship, or at an election precinct on election day. Those who bring a loaded gun to a school can be charged with a Class E felony, while those who bring a firearm into another restricted location can face Class B misdemeanor charges. Some exceptions to this include law enforcement officers, those with concealed carry licenses, and those acting in self-defense. Also, if the gun was not functional or accessible, or if it was unloaded with no access to ammunition, the restrictions do not apply.
There are numerous places where carrying concealed firearms is not permitted, including:
- Colleges and universities
- Stadiums and sports arenas
- Private property with signs prohibiting guns
Those with a concealed carry license will not be charged for a crime for violating the above restrictions. However, they will be asked to leave, and non-cooperation could result in a citation.
Illegal Use of Weapons
Just as there are laws restricting where a gun may be carried, there are laws controlling how a gun may be used.
There are several circumstances in which it is unlawful to shoot a gun in Missouri, including:
- Shooting at another person
- Shooting from or at a vehicle
- Shooting into a house, motor vehicle, aircraft, boat, or train
- Shooting across a public highway
- Shooting within 100 yards of an occupied church, courthouse, or school
Additional unlawful uses of weapons include handling or using a firearm negligently when intoxicated, or displaying a deadly weapon to another person in an angry or threatening way. The charges one could face for any of these offenses range from Class B misdemeanors to Class E felonies.
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