Skip to comments.Pro-Gun Constitutional Amendment Up for Final Vote in Louisiana House on May 24
Posted on 05/21/2012 7:09:24 PM PDT by marktwain
Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Last Thursday, May 24, the Louisiana House will vote on Senate Bill 303, a constitutional amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
SB 303 has already passed in the state Senate, two House Committees and has been endorsed by Governor Bobby Jindal. This legislation, which would provide for the countrys strongest right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, still faces an uphill battle on the House floor and needs your help and support. NRA-ILA Contact Please contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support SB 303 in its current form as an iron-clad constitutional amendment fortifying the right to keep and bear arms for all Louisianans. Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.
Introduced by state Senator Neil Riser (R-32), SB 303 would improve the current provision in the state constitution and provide Louisianans the strongest and most comprehensive constitutional language of any state, guaranteeing your right to keep and bear arms in Louisiana for future generations.
The language of SB 303 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.
Ever since the Louisiana Supreme Court gutted the current right to keep and bears arms provision in 2001, Louisianans have had little protection from overreaching state-imposed gun control or in the event the landmark Heller or McDonald cases are overturned.
In fact, the current Louisiana provision has been so weakened by the state court that it would likely only prevent a complete across-the-board ban on firearms. By classifying the use of arms as a fundamental right, such as life and free speech, SB 303 would give gun owners the highest level of legal protection available, strengthening and providing a critical defense against future efforts to infringe on Louisianans right to keep and bear arms. In other words, SB 303 would put anti-gun extremists immediately on the defensive if and when they try to advance their gun bans.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org
Only 7 dead and 22 wounded in Chicago this past weekend. That strict gun control is working “great”.
Maybe Louisiana should reconsider...(sarc)
“ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes”
Good for the ILA, but isn’t this spelt out in the “Constitution of the United States?”
PS.... We are soooooooooooo screwed.
I’ve never looked at Ammoland webpage but damn; “Last Thursday, May 24th” ain’t happend yet....just sayin’. Gov Jindal must not be familiar with the U. S. Constitution....or he’ just pandering...I think the latter....again, just sayin’.
What part of "Shall NOT" is causing the confusion.
No law no way no how! We already have the law! Written in easy to understand language!
It's the Constitution!
>It’s sad they have to pass laws to interpret those written in plain english.
>What part of “Shall NOT” is causing the confusion.
Nothing, to you or I, however the whole thing seems to be held as “optional” by the “Powers That Be.”
I wrote about the same situation in a State’s Constitution here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2874833/posts
>No law no way no how! We already have the law! Written in easy to understand language!
>It’s the Constitution!
Yes, however, if there is no consequence to violating a Constitution then it stands to reason that that Constitution dead, null and void.
Perhaps it needs to be watered in the same way the Tree of Liberty does.
The Second Amendment was written to prevent the federal government from disarming the State militias. It did not apply to the states and they were left free to control guns should they wish. So having this right specified in this law is appropriate.
However, since the Illinois constitution specifies all able-bodied persons are part of the militia therefore gun carriers and this state has absurd gun control laws it is never enough.
The Constitution has been subverted primarily through the overwhelming dominance of the “progressive” MSM. If the MSM raised a stink each time a politician violated their oath of office, the practice would soon cease. Instead, the MSM celebrates the violation of the Constitutional oath by lauding a “living constitution” and applauding politicians who “grow in office”. Look no further than “progressive” control of the MSM to see the reason for politicians haphazard attention to their oath of office.
Somehow, I think they would not be so successful in disarming people in another Katrina...The storm may have done more good to gun rights than we know.