With the upcoming election, we at U.S. Law Shield thought it important to remind our members as to the laws in their state regarding firearms at polling places. We turned to U.S. Law Shield of Missouri Independent Program Attorney Deborah Alessi for her input.
Here is what Alessi says:
“The law in Missouri is pretty well defined and spelled out in the statutes.
“Specifically, RSMo § 571.107.1. provides that:
No concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, valid concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, or a concealed carry endorsement or permit issued by another state or political subdivision of another state shall authorize any person to carry concealed firearms into:
(2) Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of the polling place shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;”
So there you have it. You cannot take your gun into the polling place with you, so leave it in your car.