The state Supreme Court has not answered the question of whether a change to Missouri’s constitution last year would allow some felons to have guns.

The Missouri Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City

The Missouri Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City

Two men who faced criminal charges for being felons in possession of a firearm argued the passage by Missouri voters of Amendment 5 to the state Constitution last year meant they were not guilty of such a crime.

The Court ruled that because the appeals by those two men were filed before voters approved that constitutional change, it would not apply to their cases and they are still subject to the law against felons possessing firearms.

The question of whether Amendment 5 will result in the courts defining whether certain felons are considered “violent” and whether they will be allowed to possess firearms remains undecided.

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