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Bid to Block Missouri Gun Rights Amendment Fails

June 20, 2014

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PoliticMo:
AP: “A Missouri judge denied a request Wednesday to stop election officials from distributing absentee ballots for a proposed state constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights. Although he declined to issue a temporary restraining order, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem said he would consider whether to rewrite the summary for the Aug. 5 ballot measure as requested in a lawsuit brought by St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and a gun-control activist. Absentee voting is to begin Tuesday on the measure, which was referred to the ballot by the Republican-led Legislature. The summary that legislators prepared will ask voters whether to amend the Missouri Constitution “to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right.” It’s being challenged in court by Dotson and Rebecca Morgan, a member of the Missouri chapter…

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