SJR 14 Modifies constitutional provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms
Sponsor: Schaefer Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1027S.03P Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Calendar S Bills with H Amendments--SCS for SJR 14-Schaefer, et al, with HA 1 Journal Page:
Title: SCS SJR 14 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon voter approval
House Handler: Jones

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SJR 14 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, modifies provisions regarding the right to keep and bear arms. This amendment provides that a citizen has the right to keep and bear arms in defense of their family, in addition to the current rights in defense of home, person and property. The amendment removes language stating that the right to keep and bear arms did not justify the wearing of concealed weapons. Finally, the amendment provides that the rights guaranteed under this provision of the Constitution are unalienable. The State of Missouri is obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.