Right to Bear Arms
A Missouri law prohibits convicted felons from owning a firearm, but they want their Fifth Amendment right.
The action comes after some felons allegedly caught with guns have claimed the state law banning that is unconstitutional because, they claim, a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year gives all Missouri citizens the right to bear arms.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office is warning convicted felons they can’t carry a gun — no matter what Amendment Five says.
A court challenge filed Wednesday contends the summary on the Aug. 5 ballot was insufficient and unfair and thus the results should be invalidated.
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.
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear a challenge to an Aug. 5 ballot measure that would enhance the state’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Lawsuits are challenging the ballot summaries for measures that would enhance the right to bear arms and impose a three-quarter-cent sales tax for transportation projects.
New arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.
Does the right “to keep and bear arms” come at a cost?