Here’s the rundown of the 2020 proposed bills in Missouri that we need to make sure get kicked to the curb (see the good ones here: (Missouri Proposed Gun Laws for 2020 - The Good) (and you can search for what’s proposed in your state here: Anti-gun laws coming to your state? Find out what's being pushed)
SB799 (SENATOR SCHUPP) Provides that all sales of firearms be processed through a licensed firearm dealer who shall conduct background checks
NOTE: Missouri currently allows face-to-face private sales without an FFL or background check
571.202. 1. No person shall sell or otherwise transfer a firearm, including selling or transferring a firearm via the internet, unless: (1) Such person is a licensed firearms dealer; (2) The purchaser or other transferee is a licensed firearms dealer; or (3) The requirements of subsections 2 or 3 of this section are met.
2. If neither party to a prospective firearms transaction is a licensed firearms dealer, the parties to the transaction shall complete the sale or other transfer through a licensed firearms dealer as follows: (1) The dealer shall process the sale or other transfer as if he or she were the seller or other transferor. The dealer shall comply with all requirements of federal, state, and local law that would apply if he or she were the seller or other transferor of the firearm; (2) The dealer shall conduct a background check on the purchaser or other transferee in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 922(t), and state and local law and, if the transaction is not prohibited, deliver the firearm to that person after all other legal requirements are met; and (3) The dealer may require the purchaser or other transferee to pay a fee covering the administrative costs incurred by the dealer for facilitating the transfer of the firearm, plus applicable fees pursuant to federal, state, and local law.
3. A trustee, under the authority of a trust, or a personal representative, executor, or administrator of an estate shall, before transferring any firearm to an heir or devisee, complete the transfer through a licensed dealer according to the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection 2 of this section. If the transaction is prohibited, then the heir or devisee may authorize a transfer of a firearm to a specific individual to whom the transaction is not prohibited, or the dealer may sell the firearm and give the proceeds to the heir or devisee.
4. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, neither the state nor any political subdivision shall require any federally licensed firearms dealer to supply a list of all of his or her transactions conducted under the provisions of subsections 2 or 3 of this section. All records shall be maintained by the licensed dealer in accordance with federal law.
5. The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of this section shall not apply to: (1) Any law enforcement or corrections agency, or law enforcement or corrections officer acting within the course and scope of his or her employment or official duties; (2) A United States Marshal or member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard, or a federal official transferring or receiving a firearm as required in the operation of his or her official duties; 3) A gunsmith who receives a firearm solely for the purposes of service or repair, or the return of the firearm to its owner by the gunsmith; (4) A common carrier, warehouseman, or other person engaged in the business of transportation or storage, to the extent that the receipt of any firearm is in the ordinary course of business and not for the personal use of any such person; (5) A person who is loaned a firearm solely for the purpose of shooting at targets, if the loan occurs on the premises of a properly licensed target facility, and the firearm is at all times kept within the premises of the target range; (6) A person who is under eighteen years of age who is loaned a firearm for lawful hunting or sporting purposes or for any other lawful recreational activity while under the direct supervision and control of a responsible adult; or (7) A person who is eighteen years of age or older who is loaned a firearm while the person is accompanying the lawful owner and using the firearm for lawful hunting or sporting purposes or for any other lawful recreational activity.
6. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both. Such person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which a violation of any provision of this section is committed or continued by such person and shall be punished accordingly.
7. In addition to any other penalty or remedy, the investigating law enforcement agency shall report any violation of this section committed by a licensed firearms dealer to the attorney general who shall, in turn, report the violation to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives within the United States Department of Justice.
see also HB1529 and HB1676
HB1267 (REPRESENTATIVE BANGERT) Modifies provisions relating to the transport and storage of firearms in motor vehicles
*(12) Transports or stores a concealed firearm in a motor vehicle loaded and outside of a locked container or locked trunk.
HB1599 (REPRESENTATIVE ROBERTS) Modifies the offense of unlawful use of a weapon to apply to the open or concealed carrying of a firearm in the City of St. Louis without a concealed carry permit
(12) Within any city not within a county, carries openly or concealed upon or about his or her person a firearm.
(5) Subdivision (12) of subsection 1 of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a class E felony for a second or subsequent offense.
HB1535 (REPRESENTATIVE WASHINGTON) Adds public libraries to the list of places CCW permit holders are not authorized to carry concealed weapons
(18) Any public library. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of a public library shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises.
HB1680 (REPRESENTATIVE BASYE) Changes the laws regarding firearm offenses, increases penalties
571.045. 1. A person commits the crime of defacing a firearm if he or she knowingly alters, defaces, destroys, mars, or removes the manufacturer’s serial number, or other identification mark required by law, of any firearm. 2. Defacing a firearm is a [REMOVED: class A misdemeanor] class B felony.
571.050. 1. A person commits the crime of possession of a defaced firearm if he [REMOVED: knowingly] or she possesses a firearm [REMOVED: which is] with a manufacturer’s serial number, or other identification mark required by law, altered, defaced, destroyed, marred, or removed. 2. It is an affirmative defense to possession of a defaced firearm if: (1) The person reported the possession to the police or other governmental agency prior to arrest or the issuance of an arrest warrant or summons; or (2) The firearm was manufactured before any law requiring a serial number o other identification mark existed. 3. Possession of a defaced firearm is a class B [REMOVED: misdemeanor] felony. However, possession of a defaced firearm is a class D misdemeanor if the manufacturer’s serial number, or other identification mark required by law, is merely covered or obstructed but still retrievable.