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  • Lawsuit: State lawmakers would redo gun measure

  • New arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.
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  • New arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.
    A legal challenge has claimed the summary approved by the Legislature for the Aug. 5 ballot measure is insufficient and unfair. Last week, an attorney for those challenging the measure asked a Cole County judge to rewrite the summary.
    But now, attorney Chuck Hatfield has revised that request to instead ask the judge to send the measure back to the Legislature for a new summary. He contends it would violate the constitution's separation of powers for a judge to rewrite a legislative measure.
    Hatfield is representing a gun-control activist and the St. Louis police chief.
    Referring the measure back to lawmakers could knock it off the ballot, because they aren't in session.

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