A Missouri House committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at protecting gun rights.
The amendment approved on Tuesday would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include defending one's "family" with a firearm as a guaranteed constitutional right.
Sponsoring Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, says the legislation would protect against proposed gun control laws at the state and federal level.
A nonprofit virtual college is getting another vote of confidence from Missouri's chief executive. Gov. Jay Nixon touts Western Governors University in a new television and radio ad airing in Columbia, St. Louis and other major media markets.