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.
See our Child Access Prevention policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(2).