I believe the waiting period is being lifted here in MO. And I don't believe you have to go to the sherriff any longer. It is all part of Missouri's version of the "Stand Your Ground Law" from FL. Please double check me before buying, however. But I think you will find Missouri's laws quite friendly to gun owners. (We are a conceal carry state as well.)
Dave85, buy your weapons here in California and take them with you when you travel to Missouri. I fly to Detroit from the California North Coast with CCW weapons every trip (yes, it is legal to do so!!). One website that I point out to folks asking firearm questions is www.packing.org - it is a CCW website. They do have the laws listed for each indivudial state on purchasing a handgun, and the laws for traveling/ flying with a weapon... I know that in Michigan I can not purchase any weapon with my out of state California CCW or Driver's License!! But I also have a state issued Michigan I.D. (not a Driver's license) in case I have to go take care of my dad back there. You may want to think about getting a state issued ID card for Missouri, if you are thinking of moving there in the future.
Also it took me a minute to figure out the SxS 12 guage means side by side (double barreled) shotgun..... I'll stick to my Remington 870's myself...
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