• Iowa Looks to Add Gun Amendment to State Constitution

    From Gene Poole@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 31 07:47:34 2019
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    Iowa state representatives are debating House Joint Resolution
    13, which would add the right to keep and bear arms to the state
    constitution. Should the resolution’s wording be adopted as is,
    it would require “strict scrutiny” as the judicial standard for
    any restrictions on the firearms freedom of Iowans.

    Louisiana, Missouri and Alabama are the three states that
    already apply the strict scrutiny standard for gun restrictions.
    The strict scrutiny standard means that when the matter goes
    before a court on a constitutional challenge, the state is held
    to the highest standards of justification for any limiting
    actions. Even if the state comes up with a compelling reason for
    a restrictive law, it has to structure the legislation as
    narrowly as possible.

    The anti-gunners, of course, will make their easily refutable
    stand saying that a state constitutional amendment means anybody
    and everybody will be able to get guns, or to quote a Barack
    Obama claim, that it will be easier to get a gun than to buy a
    book. But the fact is, the strict scrutiny standard still allows
    for the public safety measures, such as a law that says violent
    felons can’t buy or possess firearms.

    For more on what the Iowa resolution means to firearms freedom
    in that state, go online to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative
    Action page.

    https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/1/30/iowa-looks- to-add-gun-amendment-to-state-constitution/

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