In 2011, Missouri enacted a law making it the crime of fraudulent purchase of a firearm if a person:
- Knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate Missouri or federal law;
- Provides to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition; or
- Willfully procures another to violate either of these provisions.1
Missouri does not otherwise regulate firearms trafficking.
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- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.063.