Yesterday, “Missouri voters opted to strengthen the rights of gun owners are already enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by adopting Amendment No 5,” politicmo.com reports. “The amendment adds to the state constitution ‘that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right.’ Except if you’re a felon of someone deemed by a court to be a danger to yourself or others. The Missouri amendment’s protections include ammo and “accessories typical to the normal function of such arms.” Missouri state courts must now . . .
apply the most stringent form of judicial review to gun laws.
Opponents, including law enforcement officials from St. Louis and Kansas City, [had] expressed concerns that the measure would give defense attorneys more opportunity to challenge restrictions already in place such as guns in churches or schools, or requirements for training before someone can obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
And that’s just two of the upsides. Congratulations Show Me Staters.