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The Law Can Be A Deciding Factor In Missouri For Choosing Your Ammunition For Self Defense
When you begin your research in Missouri on choosing the right ammunition for your particular needs one factor that must always be taken into consideration is the Law, and it is one facotr that many either take for granted or don't think about, and that is the ammunition laws in Missouri.
There are several states that limit the type of ammo that someone can carry, as an example Illinois will not allow even their own law-enforcement officers to carry hollow point ammunition. It is recommended at the beginning of your research in Missouri that you find out first if there are any such restrictions in your state and if so what ammunition is going to be excluded from your research.
As a side note; remember you may have ammo in your gun that is completely legal in your state but if you plan to carry your firearm using the reciprocity laws with other states you and your gun may be legal yet you're ammunition not be.
There are documented incidents where individuals have carried their firearm across state lines and had all the proper permits yet did not realize that the ammo in their gun was illegal in an adjoining state, and they were arrested!
Know the law in Missouri before you start the research, it's a great starting point.
Concealed Carry Ammunition for Self-Defense, In Missouri
Choosing the right Amm0 in Missouri for your self-defense needs is critical. Although there are some very good quality foreign made ammunition they are becoming hard to find and they in our opinion don’t quite measure up to the American manufactures overall quality. If your stick with the some of the top names like Federal, Cor-Bon, Hornady, Remington, Winchester, Speer, or CCI ammunition you will have excellent results. If you don’t recognize the name then use that ammo for practice. Most ammunition manufacturers are now producing product that are specifically designed for Self-Defense requirements.
Self-Defence Ammunition Can Be Regulared By Law In Missouri
Ammunition in Missouri desigend specifically for Self-Defense in a handgun has had some significant technological advances, most notably the newest generation of high performance ammunition deliver terminal ballistics until recent years were simply technically inconceivable.
The recent advancement in handgun ammo for Self-Defense capability in Missouri was partially in response to a direct need to meet or exceed the new very stringent F.B.I. barrier penetration requirements. The latest ammo from the major U.S. manufacturers required over ten years of experimenting before offering the premium quality products that are now available. Most notable is that all of the latest and most advanced Ammunition for Self-Defense is of the “hollow-point” design. US Precision Defense maintains an excellent research database on Ammunition for Self-Defense.
The State Constitutional Provision of Missouri states: “That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."
In a shocking turn of events it was discovered that not only has Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now admitted that he lied about submitting the names of concealed carry license holders to the federal government, but there’s a paper trail to prove it. New evidence proves that Nixon, a Democrat, had not only ordered his administration to submit the lists, but that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano personally thanked him for doing so in a letter.
The Missouri state legislature has spoken out, and is taking action against the Governor; “This is a Senate Remonstrance against the Governor for the release by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety of personal protected information which has been publicly admitted by the departments.”
The Missouri governor had previously announced that the Show-Me state would “no longer scan or retain” concealed-carry weapon certificates, following a public outcry after it was discovered that the state had been submitting the names of concealed carry weapons to the federal government.
In a statement from the Missouri Sheriff’s association: “Missouri Sheriffs share in the concerns of the Senate Appropriations Committee about the release of carry conceal weapons permit holders personal information. Local Sheriffs are charged by statute with the duty of processing applications, gathering background information and ultimately issuing the conceal carry certificate. In doing so, we are entrusted with individual personal information. We have a duty, as Sheriffs, to hold that information to the strict standards of the law and the constitution in protecting the citizens we were elected to serve.”
At the next election it will be up to the voters if they want a new Governor, one that will not sell out their privacy to the Feds!
Missouri's concealed carry law provides recognition of concealed weapons endorsements from every state that issues them. A complete list of all reciprocity states and their accompanying laws can be found on our HOME page of US Precision Defense.
Missouri moved with great strides towards becoming one of the friendlier states for gun rights in the country recently. The Missouri House voted 118-36 to pass a bill which would nullify federal gun laws, it also clarified existing law and now allows for open carry of legal firearms in the state and also allows for carry by school officials under certain circumstances.
In regards to the school officials carrying on school property, Fox News reported the following; It would allow appointed “protection officers” to carry concealed weapons as long as they have a valid permit and register with the state Department of Public Safety. The officers would also be required to complete a training course.
If only other states would adopt similar laws our schools would be so much safer!
February 2013, State lawmaker Mike Leara has introduced a bill that would make proposing any legislation that restricts or limits gun rights a Class D felony. He is defending the Second Amendment by trying to ban any new attempts at gun control in Missouri. Leara is honest about the proposed bill’s chances: He doesn’t believe it will pass. “I filed HB 633 as a matter of principle and as a statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians,”
At least he is standing up for his convictions and for the US Constitution. This is what a politician is SUPPOSED to do. Stand up for what is right….
April, 2013; the Missouri House of Representatives passed HB 436, the "Second Amendment Preservation Act," by an overwhelming (and veto-proof) bipartisan margin of 115-41. Representative Doug Funderburk (R-St. Peters), sponsor of HB 436, was not interested in half measures when he drafted the bill. The Second Amendment Preservation Act would invalidate any federal legislation that infringes on the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms.
Missouri is one of a growing number of states passing similar laws as they have felt they had no alternative as the Federal Government was NOT standing up for the second amendment and has been on the path of eroding states’ rights.
US Precision Defense is a supporter of the Second Amendment, everything on our website is in support of gun rights and the shooting sports.