Senate Bill 656 and Concealed Carry Permits

Below is information regarding the impact of Senate Bill 656 on concealed carry permits.

  • A person must still possess a valid concealed carry permit to carry concealed firearm until January 1, 2017.
  • A person must still be lawfully able to purchase, own, or possess a firearm in order to carry it openly or concealed, even after January 1, 2017.
  • There is an extensive list of places individuals are prohibited from carrying firearms concealed or openly now, which still applies after January 1, 2017.

    Review RSMO. Chapter 571. Section 107 for additional details.

  • The bill creates Extended Concealed Carry Permits that are valid for periods of 10 years, 25 years or Lifetime. These extended permits will only be valid within the state of Missouri, and are not valid in other states that currently honor Missouri’s five (5) year permit. Reciprocity still exists with those states that honor Missouri’s five (5) year permit.
  • Persons who are lawfully authorized to purchase, own, and possess concealable firearms, and who choose to carry concealed without a permit within the state of Missouri, must meet any other state’s legal requirements for carrying firearms openly or concealed should they travel outside the state of Missouri.