Skip to comments.Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has good Chance in New Legislature
Posted on 12/03/2018 6:24:02 AM PST by marktwain
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 to the people in a referendum at the next election cycle.
The Iowa (RKBA) amendment, HJR 2009, passed both the House and the Senate in 2018. It passed the House, 54 to 42. Two Republicans voted against it. Three Republicans abstained from voting. It easily passed the Senate 34 to 15. In the 2018 elections,
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If the RKBA is clearly stated in the US Constitution, then why would STATES need THEIR OWN RKBA amendment??
Shouldn’t the US Const. supercede, and RKBA not fall under 10th Amendment rules??
Years ago, Iowa was a “may issue” state.
The county sheriff would have to give permission for a gun permit.
Isn't the answer obvious?
Because the governing powers have ignored the Second Amendment for decades.
Because state protection gives another layer of protection that cannot as easily be stripped away.
Because we have been ruled by a Mediacracy, through propaganda, deceit and fraud for at least 50 years.
Because those seeking power over others are unrelenting in their insideous desire to limit freedom and increase their power.
Because, since shortly after the Civil War, the Supreme Court has, in varying degrees, ignored the clear purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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