The Missouri State Supreme Court has upheld Amendment 5, which provides increased protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the State. From stlpublicradio.org:
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat running for governor in 2016, has stuck by Amendment 5 as well -- despite heat he has taken from fellow Democrats, including St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.
In her own statement, Joyce said her office was closely reviewing the Supreme Court's decision.
"We remain very hopeful that we will retain our abilities to hold gun offenders accountable to ensure the safety of all citizens in the City of St. Louis," she said.
Koster reaffirmed his support shortly after the state Supreme Court announced its decision: “The court’s decision recognizes the common-sense belief of Missourians that strong support of the Second Amendment and strong support of law enforcement need not be in conflict in our state. I am grateful for the Court’s wisdom in this matter.”
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey also lauded the court's action.
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