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Missouri gun laws are some of the weakest in the country. Missouri has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. State law also allows people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training. Missouri has no laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns.

1,351 In an average year, 1,351 people die by guns in Missouri. More at EveryStat.
#38 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, Missouri can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, repeal its dangerous permitless carry law, enact laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers, and enact an Extreme Risk law.

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