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Legal Information: Missouri
Updated: November 14, 2019
I do not have an order of protection against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of any crimes. Can s/he have a gun?
You can still make a plan for your safety. See our Safety Tips page for more information. You can also contact your local domestic violence organization for additional help. You may want to talk to them about whether leaving the area - either long term or for a little while - might help improve your safety. To find a shelter or an advocate at a local program, please visit the MO Advocates and Shelters page under the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.
For additional information on gun laws in Missouri, you can go to the Giffords Law Center website.
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