Restricted Areas for CCW Permit Holders

Restricted Area - No GunsYour CCW gives you the right to carry a firearm conceaed, but it does have it's restrictions. You would be well advised to know and understand these restricted areas. 

1. Any Place Prohibited By Federal Law

2. Public Buses – Felony under Missouri law (See 578.305.4 RSMo)
3. MetroLink Trains – Misdemeanor under Missouri law (See 70.441.1.(2) and 70.441.3.(11) RSMo)
4. Locations Where Not Authorized – Not a criminal act under Missouri law (See 571.107 RSMo)
5. The 17 locations to know about:

1. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol office or station without the consent of the chief law enforcement officer in charge of that office or station
2. Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day
3. The facility of any adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison or jail
4. Any courthouse or building used by a court
5. Any government meeting including state legislature
6. Government owned buildings except public housing
7. Bars (except owners), without the consent of the owner or manager
8. Any area of an airport to which access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property
9. Any place where the carrying of a firearm is prohibited by federal law (crimes fall under federal law)
10. Any school (including colleges) without the consent of the governing body of the higher education institution or a school official or the district school board
11. Any child care facility without the consent of the manager
12. Any casino without the consent of the owner or manager pursuant to rules promulgated by the gaming commission
13  Any gated area of an amusement park
14. Any church or other place of religious worship without the consent of the minister or person or persons representing the religious organization that exercises control over the place of religious worship
15. Any private property conspicuously posted off-limits to concealed firearms with 11×14-inch sign with one-inch letters
16. Any sports arena or stadium with a seating capacity of five thousand or more
17. Any hospital accessible by the public

The good news is that carring in the 17 places listed in #5 are not a criminal act under Missouri law (except #9 which is Federal law and can be a crime), but may subject the permit holder to denial to the premises or removal from the premises.

If the individual refuses to leave after being asked and the police are called, he or she may be issued a citation for an amount not to exceed $100

A second offense within 6 months is a $200 fine and suspension of the ccw permit for one year

A third offense within 12 months is a $500 fine and the loss of the ccw permit for 3 years.

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