Missouri is a mixed bag - like most states. Politically, it is very conservative. Mo has the most restrictive laws in the U.S. on abortion, marijuana,and public access to govt. records. On the flip-side, it has some of the least restrictive laws on firearms, property ownership and sex offenses. So, if you are a rich, gun-toting pedophile, welcome to the Show-Me-State. Physically, the state is beautiful and offers great recreational opportunities. I live, and have lived my entire life, near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, which almost makes the Bible thumping, 'the'll ner take our guns,'gay-hating mentality of the majority tolerable.
Notice I said almost. After 40 years here, my wife and I are getting ready to retire and move to Atlantic Canada. In a nutshell, if you are a liberal, or really even just a mod dem as we are,this is not the place for you.