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Headlines from Missouri
  • Shelbina Missouri 13-year-old boy killed after playing with loaded gun (8/8/2006)
  • Kansas City Missouri boy, 17, shot while playing with gun in driveway (7/14/2006)
  • St. Louis boy, 13, shot and killed after finding loaded gun under mattress (10/23/2005)
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    Missouri Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 53 firearm deaths of children and teens in Missouri, including 18 suicides and 1 accident.
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    Missouri Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Children's Mercy Hospital Center For Childhood Safety
       Contact: Lori Thomas,, 816-234-3438
    Missouri PTA, 800-328-7330, 573-474-8631
    Missourians Against Handgun Violence
       Contact: Anne Kelly Moriarty,, 314-803-1883
  • Other Local Resources
    Greater St. Louis - National Safety Council Local Chapter
       314-621-9200 x 21
    Kansas City - Parents of Murdered Children and Other
    Survivors of Homicide Victims
       Contact: Marge Wolfer,, 816-407-1752
    Springfield - Safety Council of the Ozarks
       417-869-2121, 800-334-1349
    St. Joseph - Safety and Health Council
    Western Missouri - Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Missouri.
  • See if Missouri or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.

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