St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker has ruled Amendment Five was too broad, and fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent offenders.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.
Rules new amendment makes laws restricting gun ownership unconstitutional
St. Louis Mayor Slay called the walk “like a scene out of a bad Western.”
Organizer Jeffrey Smith says it’s designed to call attention to Missouri’s constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms – a right he says was strengthened by the passage of Amendment 5 this past August.
It failed in the city, but passed overhwelmingly in rural Missouri. Now, St. Louis police chief says the passage of the amendment enhancing the right to bear arms has him concerned.
Missouri voters have approved an amendment enhancing the state’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The passage Tuesday of Constitutional Amendment 5 will expand state gun rights to cover ammunition and other accessories.
Does the right “to keep and bear arms” come at a cost?
Auditor Tom Schweich raises the possibility
A Missouri judge denied a request to stop election officials from distributing absentee ballots for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights.