Missouri Lawmakers Send Gun Rights Amendment to Nov Ballot

Missouri lawmakers voted on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that intends to strengthen the residents' right to bear arms.

The Republican-led Senate voted 23-8, while the House voted 122-31 to send the bill to the November ballot. 

According to the Kansas City Star the “amendment would define the right to bear arms as “unalienable” and require the state to defend against any “infringement” of that right.” 

The amendment would also ensure that a person has the right to defend their family with a firearm as guaranteed by the constitution.