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I am planning to purchase a handgun. What do I need from the Sheriff’s Office in the way of paperwork?

As of August of 2007, citizens are no longer required to obtain a permit to acquire a firearm from their local Sheriff’s Office, nor are they required to register a firearm with the Sheriff’s Office.  The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office encourages all citizens who are gun owners to record the serial number and description (make, model, color, barrel length, etc) of all firearms they own and store this data in a safe place in the event the firearms are stolen.  Citizens are still required to obtain “concealed carry” permits if they wish to carry a concealed firearm on their person.

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