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Missouri prohibits any person from recklessly selling, leasing, loaning, giving away or delivering a firearm to a person under age 18 without the consent of the child’s custodial parent or guardian.1 Missouri does not otherwise have any laws that penalize individuals for negligently storing or leaving a firearm in a location where a child is likely to gain access to it.

State administrative regulations may govern the safe storage of firearms in other locations.


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  1. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(2).[]