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In alarming ruling, Missouri’s gun-friendly Constitution now allows felons to possess weapons


The Kansas City Star 02/27/2015 7:31 PM 02/27/2015 7:45 PM

The gun-loving Missouri General Assembly went overboard in 2014, asking voters to approve a constitutional amendment that said “the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right” in the state.

Many law enforcement officials were horrified, saying this could open the way for felons to possess guns. But voters approved the measure.

Now look what happened Friday.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker lashed out after a circuit judge in St. Louis ruled that the constitutional amendment can’t prohibit a felon from possessing a gun.


If your only tool is a hammer, every problem is a nail.

A discussion on guns via Twitter between Representative Jeremy LaFaver (D) and Representative Justin Hill (r):

Jeremy LaFaver ‏@jeremylafaver

If DHS shuts down, NBD. Felons can now carry guns in Missouri, so we should be okay. 8:32 PM – 27 Feb 2015

Rep. Justin Hill ‏@HillForMissouri

@jeremylafaver Felons have guns anyway. 10:58 PM – 27 Feb 2015

Let’s give them away for free, just to be sure.

Jeremy LaFaver ‏@jeremylafaver

@HillForMissouri And now they can have them legally. I feel safer. I’m sure suburban moms do to. #2016 9:46 AM – 28 Feb 2015

Rep. Justin Hill ‏@HillForMissouri

@jeremylafaver Guns don’t kill, people do. Don’t feel as safe, learn to protect yourself. Man has had to do it since the beginning of time. 9:50 AM – 28 Feb 2015

It’s a rare privilege to live in a hunter/gatherer society with no government services.

Jeremy LaFaver ‏@jeremylafaver

@HillForMissouri Ok… 10:19 AM – 28 Feb 2015

Or a libertarian paradise. Like Somalia.