2016 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 571 Weapons Offenses
Section 571.117 Revocation procedure for ineligible permit holders--sheriff's immunity from liability, when.

MO Rev Stat § 571.117 (2016) What's This?

571.117. 1. Any person who has knowledge that another person, who was issued a concealed carry permit pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, or concealed carry endorsement prior to August 28, 2013, never was or no longer is eligible for such permit or endorsement under the criteria established in sections 571.101 to 571.121 may file a petition with the clerk of the small claims court to revoke that person's concealed carry permit or endorsement. The petition shall be in a form substantially similar to the petition for revocation of concealed carry permit or endorsement provided in this section. Appeal forms shall be provided by the clerk of the small claims court free of charge to any person:

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

In the Circuit Court of ......................................., Missouri

....................................................., PLAINTIFF

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vs. ) Case Number ....................

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...................................................., DEFENDANT,

Carry Permit or Endorsement Holder

...................................................., DEFENDANT,

Sheriff of Issuance

PETITION FOR REVOCATION OF A

CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT OR

CONCEALED CARRY ENDORSEMENT

Plaintiff states to the court that the defendant, .............., has a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, and that the defendant's concealed carry permit or concealed carry endorsement should now be revoked because the defendant either never was or no longer is eligible for such a permit or endorsement pursuant to the provisions of sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo, specifically plaintiff states that defendant, .............., never was or no longer is eligible for such permit or endorsement for one or more of the following reasons:

(CHECK BELOW EACH REASON THAT APPLIES TO THIS DEFENDANT)

[ ] Defendant is not at least nineteen years of age or at least eighteen years of age and a member of the United States Armed Forces or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

[ ] Defendant is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

[ ] Defendant had not resided in this state prior to issuance of the permit and does not qualify as a military member or spouse of a military member stationed in Missouri.

[ ] Defendant has pled guilty to or been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding two years under the laws of any state or of the United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of one year or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer, or gas gun.

[ ] Defendant has been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to one or more misdemeanor offenses involving crimes of violence within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, or if the applicant has been convicted of two or more misdemeanor offenses involving driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or the possession or abuse of a controlled substance within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013.

[ ] Defendant is a fugitive from justice or currently charged in an information or indictment with the commission of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the laws of any state of the United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer, or gas gun.

[ ] Defendant has been discharged under dishonorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces.

[ ] Defendant is reasonably believed by the sheriff to be a danger to self or others based on previous, documented pattern.

[ ] Defendant is adjudged mentally incompetent at the time of application or for five years prior to application, or has been committed to a mental health facility, as defined in section 632.005, RSMo, or a similar institution located in another state, except that a person whose release or discharge from a facility in this state pursuant to chapter 632, RSMo, or a similar discharge from a facility in another state, occurred more than five years ago without subsequent recommitment may apply.

[ ] Defendant failed to submit a completed application for a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, RSMo, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013.

[ ] Defendant failed to submit to or failed to clear the required background check. (Note: This does not apply if the defendant has submitted to a background check and been issued a provisional permit pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection 5 of section 571.101, and the results of the background check are still pending.)

[ ] Defendant failed to submit an affidavit attesting that the applicant complies with the concealed carry safety training requirement pursuant to subsection 1 of section 571.111, RSMo.

[ ] Defendant is otherwise disqualified from possessing a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g) or section 571.070, RSMo, because (specify reason):

The plaintiff subject to penalty for perjury states that the information contained in this petition is true and correct to the best of the plaintiff's knowledge, is reasonably based upon the petitioner's personal knowledge and is not primarily intended to harass the defendant/respondent named herein.

...................................................., PLAINTIFF

2. If at the hearing the plaintiff shows that the defendant was not eligible for the concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, or a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, at the time of issuance or renewal or is no longer eligible for a concealed carry permit or the concealed carry endorsement, the court shall issue an appropriate order to cause the revocation of the concealed carry permit and, if applicable, the concealed carry endorsement. Costs shall not be assessed against the sheriff.

3. The finder of fact, in any action brought against a permit or endorsement holder pursuant to subsection 1 of this section, shall make findings of fact and the court shall make conclusions of law addressing the issues at dispute. If it is determined that the plaintiff in such an action acted without justification or with malice or primarily with an intent to harass the permit or endorsement holder or that there was no reasonable basis to bring the action, the court shall order the plaintiff to pay the defendant/respondent all reasonable costs incurred in defending the action including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, deposition costs, and lost wages. Once the court determines that the plaintiff is liable to the defendant/respondent for costs and fees, the extent and type of fees and costs to be awarded should be liberally calculated in defendant/respondent's favor. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, reasonable attorney's fees shall be presumed to be at least one hundred fifty dollars per hour.

4. Any person aggrieved by any final judgment rendered by a small claims court in a petition for revocation of a concealed carry permit or concealed carry endorsement may have a right to trial de novo as provided in sections 512.180 to 512.320.

5. The office of the county sheriff or any employee or agent of the county sheriff shall not be liable for damages in any civil action arising from alleged wrongful or improper granting, renewing, or failure to revoke a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121, or a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement issued prior to August 28, 2013, so long as the sheriff acted in good faith.

(L. 2003 H.B. 349, et al., § 571.094, subsecs. 33 to 37, A.L. 2011 H.B. 294, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1647, A.L. 2013 S.B. 75, A.L. 2014 S.B. 656)

*Effective 10-10-14, see § 21.250. S.B. 656 was vetoed July 14, 2014. The veto was overridden on September 10, 2014.

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