Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Iowa State seal proclaims: We prize our liberties and our rights we will maintain.
Iowa is in the process of doing exactly that by adding a constitutional amendment to protect the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) at the state level. Iowa is one of only six states that lack some state constitutional protection for the RKBA. The proposed amendment is as follows: From iowa.gov:
Right to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.
SEC. 1A. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes the fundamental right of the people to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for all legitimate purposes. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.
Iowa has a lengthy process to amend their state constitution. An amendment must pass both houses of the legislature, with simple majorities. The governor is not required to sign on.
Then an election must occur.
Then the amendment must pass both houses of the legislature, with simple majorities, again.
Then the amendment is put …Read the Rest