Mo. House Panel Advances Gun Rights Amendment

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago May 07, 2013 May 7, 2013 Tuesday, May 07 2013 Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:03:29 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri House committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at protecting gun rights.

The amendment approved on Tuesday would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include defending one's "family" with a firearm as a guaranteed constitutional right.

Sponsoring Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, says the legislation would protect against proposed gun control laws at the state and federal level.

The Senate passed the same measure earlier this year. If passed by the full House, Missouri voters would need to approve the constitutional change.

 

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