Missouri gun rights constitutional amendment upheld by Missouri Supreme Court

Alex Stuckey for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a constitutional amendment approved by voters in August that bolsters gun rights.

In February, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson presented his case against the amendment, alleging the ballot summary presented to voters was misleading and failed to explain the amendment, making it an irregular election.

…The court disagreed and held the election results valid.

Amendment 5, which 60 percent of August voters supported, declares the right to keep and bear arms “unalienable” and subjects laws restricting gun rights to “strict scrutiny.”

Residents have the right to keep ammunition and accessories, as well as the right to defend their families with firearms — a right previously limited to defending home, property and person.

Read the full story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.