In Missouri, owning and carrying a firearm is a right. However, it is a right easily taken away by the government. Even worse, when you own or carry a gun, the line between doing so lawfully and unlawfully can be extremely thin. It is this thin line that gets people who carry for a lawful reason, charged with a gun crime.
Types of Gun Crimes in Missouri
A person in Missouri may be charged with one of the following gun crimes:
- Armed Criminal Action (ACA)
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW)
- Federal Gun Crimes
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
A criminal conviction for any of these gun crimes will cause you to forfeit your right to bear arms and could result in time in state or federal prison. If you are charged with a crime involving a firearm, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the ins and outs of lawful possession, use, sale and purchase of firearms and other weapons.