Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale
To prove that there has been a sales transaction involving the buying, selling, and transfer of title of a firearm from one party to another, a Missouri gun bill of sale is drawn. It is a formal document that contains vital details about the person buying, the person selling and the object of sale (firearm). It has to be signed and stamped on in the presence of approved persons to prove its legality.

Who Can Sell A Firearm?

In Missouri, any inhabitant of the state who can own a gun also reserves the right to privately sell a gun.

Who Cannot Buy A Firearm?

In line with the provisions of MO Rev. Stat. § 571.070, any individual who has been charged and found guilty of any crime that can be regarded by law as a felony (by the state of Missouri or any other state); any person who is wanted for a crime, who is a substance abuser, or mentally insane cannot purchase or own a gun.

Registering a Firearm

Under MO Rev. Stat § 571.500, no government agency is permitted to demand that privately owned firearms be registered. 

Carrying Hidden Weapons

To carry concealed weapons in Missouri, it is not necessary but advisable to obtain a permit.

Steps to Applying For a Firearm Permit.

To apply for a permit to carry concealed firearms, you must be up to 19 years of age. You are also required to follow the steps below to successfully obtain a permit.

  1. Conclude an accredited and recognized safety and training course for weapons.

  2. Fill and apply to obtain a permit to carry concealed weapons. This submission is to be made to any office of the local sheriffs around you.

  3. You are also required to submit a photo ID that was issued to you by the government.

  4. This filled application alongside other requested documents is to be submitted to any office of the sheriffs around you.

  5. Make a payment of all applicable costs.

  6. Within 45 days after submission, your application to be issued a permit will be allowed or denied.


Under MO Rev. Stat. § 571.101, permits obtained from other states in the US, with exception to some, are valid within Missouri.