Legal Information: Missouri

State Gun Laws

September 25, 2021

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

It depends. If the abuser’s gun is ordered to be taken away by your order of protection, it may either be held by the sheriff department in your county, or in some cases, the authorities will allow the abuser to leave the gun with a friend or relative while your order is in effect. You can ask the court or law enforcement official handling your case where the abuser’s guns will go.

If the abuser’s gun is confiscated by the police because s/he was convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or felony, the police may destroy the weapon.

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