Missouri is leading the charge and 49 more states need to hurry and follow in the Show Me state’s footsteps. Missourians are making defenders of the Second Amendment proud with an overwhelming vote of 61 to 39 percent declaring firearm ownership an “unalienable right!”
This happened with the passage of Missouri Senate Joint Resolution 36, which sets a new standard and strengthens the Right to Keep and Bear Arms via the state’s constitution. Every great victory needs a villain and this one is all too familiar. Missouri-based anti-gunners funded by none other than Michael Bloomberg opposed Resolution 36. The group unsuccessfully sought to kill the ballot before it reached vote thereby failing to squash the voice of the people.
“The people of Missouri have sent a clear, strong message that they will not allow anti-gun activists to trample on their Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
“This amendment is the gold standard for the protection of the individual right to Keep and Bear Arms. In the face of unprecedented threats from billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his network of anti-gun groups across the country, Americans are fighting back to protect their rights. I applaud the people of Missouri and call on all Americans to support similar efforts in their states. On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I thank the ballot’s sponsors, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Majority Leader Ron Richard, Speaker-elect John Diehl and members of the Missouri General Assembly who supported this measure. Across the country, gun rights supporters are taking note of their leadership on this critical issue,” added Cox.
Resolution 36 requires any gun-control restrictions to be subject to the highest level of scrutiny, which is great news for the citizens of Missouri and shows the importance of the NRA and other gun rights organizations. However, Bloomberg and gun grabbers are far from finished. They only have to win once and we will lose our rights, so stand up for the Second Amendment in your state and support an effort to make the Right to Keep and Bear Arms a constitutionally protected right in your state.
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Growing up in Pennsylvanias game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Daves writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersens Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersens Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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