Legal Information: Missouri

State Gun Laws

September 25, 2021

I have a temporary order against the abuser. Can his/her gun be taken away?

Missouri law tells a judge what protections s/he is allowed to grant someone in a temporary order of protection. Restricting an abuser’s access to have or buy a gun is not included in the list of protections that can be granted in a temporary order.1

1 Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.045

I have an order of protection against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

Missouri law does not specifically grant judges the ability to order that an abuser is not allowed to have or buy a gun in a final order of protection. However, the law does say that a final order can include terms that a judge thinks are needed to keep a victim safe.1

However, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances, including when there is an order of protection that was issued after notice to the abuser and a hearing. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.050.1

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