Laws & Policies
Firearms and other weapons
Legislation- As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65
Park User Responsibility- It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a stating point, please visit our state's website www.ago.mo.gov or Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 571.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities-Federal law also prohibits firearm in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Refer to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 930.
Did You Know?
Moses Carver, a farmer in southwest Missouri, purchased a 13-year old enslaved girl named Mary in 1855. Mary worked mostly around the cabins with Moses's wife, Susan. While enslaved on the farm Mary gave birth to two sons: James and George.