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  571.063.  Fraudulent purchase of a firearm, crime of — definitions — penalty — exceptions. — 1.  As used in this section the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Ammunition", any cartridge, shell, or projectile designed for use in a firearm;

  (2)  "Licensed dealer", a person who is licensed under 18 U.S.C. Section 923 to engage in the business of dealing in firearms;

  (3)  "Materially false information", any information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal;

  (4)  "Private seller", a person who sells or offers for sale any firearm, as defined in section 571.010, or ammunition.

  2.  A person commits the crime of fraudulent purchase of a firearm if such person:

  (1)  Knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate the laws of this state or the United States; or

  (2)  Provides to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition; or

  (3)  Willfully procures another to violate the provisions of subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection.

  3.  Fraudulent purchase of a firearm is a class E felony.

  4.  This section shall not apply to criminal investigations conducted by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorized agents of such investigations, or to a peace officer, as defined in section 542.261, acting at the explicit direction of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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(L. 2011 H.B. 294, et al., A.L. 2016 H.B. 2332)

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