Skip to comments.Louisiana Amendment Beefs Up the Right to Bear Arms
Posted on 11/07/2012 11:45:00 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Voters in the state approved an amendment to the state constitution that strengthened the right to bear arms. * * * The upshot is Louisiana will have a much harder time regulating concealed weapons in the future.
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Aren’t bear arms really their front legs?
Yes we in Louisiana have the most gun rights of any state now. They can’t regulate our right to bear arms.
We also had 70% voter turnout and voted 60%-40% for Romney.
I’m proud of my state and all of us here.
I’m proud of Y’All, too. Thank you & God Bless Y’All!
Thanks. I’m glad I live here around these great people.
Many of us in LA were here last night and have been for the whole election period:
The right of each citizen to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life and liberty, and for all other legitimate purposes is fundamental and shall not be denied or infringed, and any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.
That is an excellent improvement on the previous language but it does leave a loophole for regulation. Instead of 'subject to strict scrutiny,' which allows regulation as long as it meets someone's definition of that phrase, it would have been better to have said 'shall be unlawful.'
Well we had all the democrat politicians in our state(mostly New Orleans) crying loudly about how this will allow people to carry concealed weapons anywhere without having to get permits etc.
With just one vote on November 6th, you can build an iron wall around your Second Amendment freedoms and protect them from anti-gun, activist judges.
Thats because on your ballot this year is an amendment to Louisianas state constitution that would provide the most rock-solid state-level legal protection for the right to keep and bear arms in the nation. The language of the amendment reads:
The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. (emphasis mine)
The key words here are strict scrutiny. This is a legal term that guarantees the highest level of protection to a constitutional right. Its reserved exclusively for those rights that are deemed fundamental like the right to free speech or the right to vote.
For decades, anti-gun judges and lawyers have fought against the application of strict scrutiny to your fundamental Second Amendment rights. Thats because they know that without this gold standard of legal protection, gun-ban politicians are virtually unbound to pass any freedom-killing laws that infringe on your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
And in 1977, the anti-gun lobby in Louisiana got its way.
That year, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that your Second Amendment freedoms can be restricted for virtually any reason. As a result, there is nothing in the Louisiana Constitution that would stop state politicians from passing even the most draconian anti-gun laws including a ban on your right to carry a concealed firearm for protection even if youre in your own home!
As Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, I get to see firsthand the sinister ways state and local governments seek to destroy their citizens gun rights. The NRA is currently spending nearly $400,000 a month fighting to defeat numerous anti-gun laws in state and federal courtrooms across America.
The simple truth is without this vital constitutional amendment, your gun rights as a Louisiana citizen are ripe for the picking.
It probably will and that’s a good thing.
Actually those are legal weasel words. Seriously, they don't guarantee anything except that there is a loophole. As I said; the new amendment is excellent and much better than the old one.
Yeah, that’s a good site!
I need to find a job there and move back home. :(