Conceal and Carry Permits

1 decade 1 year 3 weeks ago Friday, March 30 2007 Mar 30, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007 8:05:20 PM CDT March 30, 2007 in News

At that time, Missouri became the 45th state to allow people to carry concealed weapons.

Boone County residents like Larry O'Neal know the age of their guns and their permits.

"You can tell the gun is fairly worn, it's been carried a lot," said O'Neal of his personal firearm.

He says that he carries his weapon with him almost everywhere he goes. When Missouri made it legal, he applied for a conceal and carry permit.

"I think everyone has a right to self defense," said O'Neal. "You know our police; as good as they are a reactionary force, they come when you call them. And by the time they get there, a lot of times everything is over."

O'Neal plans to get his permit reissued soon, but he did not receive a reminder that it is about to expire.

"We are not, nor is Ashland or Hallsville, sending out letters to permit holders saying your permit expires on such and such a date and time," said Tom Reddin of the Boone County Sheriff's Department. "It's kind of like a driver's license - you've got it, it's your responsibility to know when it expires."

To renew the permit, all O'Neal needs to do is reapply and pay a $50 fee. But he has to do it in the last sixty days before his permit expires. If permit holders do not reapply 60 days prior to the expiration date, there is a ten dollar late fee for each additional late month. After six months, the permit is cancelled and the applicant must start the original application process from the start.

Reddin thinks most permit holders will renew.

"There isn't a month that goes by that either we or Ashland or Hallsville don't see a few applicants come in and submit applications to obtain conceal carry permits," said Reddin. "But it's single digits in a month."

Still, the county has 745 Boone County residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. The department of revenue says that in the entire state, 29,000 residents have permits.

With a conceal and carry permit, Boone County citizens can put a gun in the glove box, under a car seat, or even in a purse. They can also take weapons  into any place that does not have a sign prohibiting them. For example, many government buildings, public meeting places, and churches do not allow weapons, even with a conceal and carry permit.

Major Reddin says permit holders can reapply at any municipality, but law enforcement prefers citizens apply at the same place they were issued the original permit.

More News

Grid
List
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City Power & Light is warning customers it is seeing a dramatic increase in... More >>
7 minutes ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:38:54 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians have mixed feelings about distracted driving, according to a Town Square survey by KOMU 8 News. ... More >>
14 minutes ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:31:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
UNION (AP) — An inmate has escaped from an eastern Missouri jail where he worked in the kitchen. The... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:08:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
MOBERLY - A Moberly man who was not arrested until two years after investigators first got reports he was sexually... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:05:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
NORMANDY (AP) — A suburban St. Louis school district has suspended a security official accused of using a stun gun... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:59:34 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died on an Alaska Arilines plane that took off from... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:27:21 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
OSAGE BEACH - Miller County sheriff’s deputy Casey Shoemate is being remembered for his great personality and his love for... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:33:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Here are the facts on violent crime in Columbia. For the year of 2017, there were 610... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:25:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A TARGET 8 fact check finds mid-Missouri county jails do not hold inmates charged with marijuana-related offenses in... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:19:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in Top Stories
SEDALIA - Sexual assault survivors said a march in Sedalia Tuesday sent an important message. Kimber Gish said, “I... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:54:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Federal health officials announced Tuesday they will be cracking down on the nationwide sale of Juul e-cigarettes to... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:42:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - As prom and graduation seasons approach, underage drinking has become a hot topic in schools and amongst the... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:18:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Opponents of President Donald Trump's environmental policy call his changes to regulations "ludicrous." Professors and scientists gathered... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:09:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The People for Ethical treatment of Animals, PETA, protested Tuesday against animal research on MU's campus. Organizer... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:01:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
MISSOURI - A new report from the Violence Policy Center, a non-profit group advocating for gun control, shows that Missouri... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:53:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
ASHLAND - As prom season begins, Rock Bridge High School said it will be breathalyzing its students upon entry to... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:04:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS — The legal battle between lawyers from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and St. Louis prosecutors is escalating, with... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:19:00 PM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County deputies arrested a man on Monday after he allegedly tried to meet up with who he... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:01:30 AM CDT April 24, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 57°
12pm 62°
1pm 63°
2pm 64°
3pm 65°