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Blacks more likely to be stopped in MO, report shows

The 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked the Black Lives Matter movement, which went on to have a significant impact throughout Missouri and the rest of the country. This movement continues, with people of all races wondering if it has done any good. A recent report by the state attorney general seems to suggest that progress against racial profiling during traffic stops is not only not being made, but may be regressing.

Understanding Missouri's 'Stand Your Ground' law

If you live in Missouri and have ever had anyone break into your home, you may have questions about what your rights are under such circumstances, and whether you are legally able to use deadly force against the assailant. At Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C., we have a firm understanding of Missouri's Stand Your Ground law as well as others relating to weapon ownership and use, and we have helped many Missouri residents defend their rights with regard to the use of firearms and weaponry within state lines.

Which states recognize the Missouri concealed carry permit?

You have several liberties as a Missouri gun owner, although your rights are not always absolutely clear. Complicated rules, such as permitless carry laws, often tend to confuse matters rather than make your gun ownership experience easier. However, the rules on reciprocal recognition of concealed carry permits are relatively clear if you refer to the latest information.

What is concealed carry reciprocity?

Most states have concealed carry laws that provide legal gun owners with the right to carry in public. Most states with such laws also have concealed carry reciprocity laws. What this means is the state recognizes the concealed carry rights of another state for people traveling into a state from a different state. It may not always be so straightforward, though, so you must understand your rights when traveling to and from another state from Missouri to ensure you do not break the law.

Gun owners who plan for a changing future

Did you know that quite a few Missouri gun owners retain legal counsel as a form of security? We frequently field questions about gun legislation here at Kozeny and McCubbin, particularly about practical applications of weapons law. Most of these questions we receive, while seemingly simple, have complex and nuanced answers that depend on variable interpretations of the law.

What is the stand your ground law in Missouri?

There have been many stories in the news about homeowners protecting their families with firearms in Missouri. However, it can be confusing when it comes to legal aspects of such situations. Do you have a right to shoot someone if they break into your home or otherwise threaten you on your own property? According to KSHB, the state just enacted a Stand Your Ground law that gives you that right.

Can felons carry guns?

In the state of Missouri, if you are convicted of a violent felony, you do not have the right to carry, possess or own a firearm. However, there was a recent concern that a 2014 state constitutional amendment made it legal for non-violent felons to carry, possess or own firearms. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, if you are convicted of any felony charge, you lose your right to bear arms.

Concealed carry gun laws in St. Louis

Each state in the country is responsible for creating its own gun laws pertaining to the right to carry a concealed weapon. In Missouri, the concealed carry laws were changed recently. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on January 1, 2017, there was an expansion to the law on carrying a concealed weapon.

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