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Missouri does not specifically regulate junk guns or otherwise impose design safety standards for handguns. According to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Missouri’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate “junk guns,” as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1


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  1. Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri Revised Statutes § 407.010 et seq. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence,  Targeting Safety (2001), available at[]