Opponents challenge Missouri gun rights measure
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Opponents of a gun-rights amendment recently approved by Missouri voters are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn the election results.
A court challenge filed Wednesday contends the summary on the Aug. 5 ballot was insufficient and unfair and thus the results should be invalidated.
Voters approved Constitutional Amendment 5 by 61 percent. The ballot summary presented to voters said the amendment declares "that the right to keep and bear arms is a unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right."
The lawsuit contends voters should also have been told that the amendment subjects gun-control laws to strict legal scrutiny and that it repeals a provision allowing restrictions on concealed guns.
A similar lawsuit was rejected before the election because of time constraints.