Gun Rights, Lottery Amendments Certified for August Ballot
JEFFERSON CITY - Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Friday ballot measures on gun rights, police searches and the lottery have been certified for the August ballot. The proposals would each amend the Missouri constitution.
One of the measures would strengthen gun rights in Missouri. It would make the right to bear arms a "unalienable right" and make the state government "obligated to uphold that right".
A second measure would add electronic communications and data to the list of information secure from unreasonable search and seizure. People, homes, papers and their effects are already protected.
The last amendment proposes a slight shift in lottery ticket revenue to benefit projects and services related to veterans. According to the Missouri Lottery website, 24 cents of each revenue dollar benefits education.
[Editor's Note: this story has been edited to correctly spell the name of Secretary of State Jason Kander]