Missouri generally prohibits the knowing possession, manufacture, transportation, repair or sale of a bullet or projectile that explodes or detonates on impact due to an independent explosive charge after being shot from a firearm.1
Missouri prohibits anyone from recklessly selling, leasing, loaning, giving away or delivering ammunition to a person who is intoxicated.2
Missouri also makes it a violation of state law for anyone to violate the federal law prohibiting a person under age 18 from possessing handgun ammunition and prohibiting the sale or transfer of handgun ammunition to a person under age 18.3.))
See the section entitled Firearms Trafficking in Missouri regarding a law prohibiting certain illegal sales of ammunition.
Missouri does not:
- Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
- Ensure that persons purchasing ammunition have a license or permit;
- Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
- Prohibit persons who are ineligible to possess firearms under state law from possessing ammunition,4 although the federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions apply; or
- Prohibit armor-piercing ammunition, although the federal prohibition on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition applies.5
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.020.1(4).
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(3).
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.080 (referring to 18 U.S.C. § 922(x
- Although Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(1) penalizes anyone who knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers ammunition to any person who, under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.070, is not lawfully entitled to possess such, Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.070 does not prohibit the possession of ammunition by any individual.
- Missouri prohibits the possession or use of armor-piercing ammunition in the commission or attempted commission of a crime. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.150.