Louisiana residents will vote on what Gov. Bobby Jindal calls “our own Second Amendment” when they go to the polls on Nov. 6.
On May 29, the Louisiana State House approved Sen. Neil Riser’s SB 303 in a 77-22 vote. The proposal calls for an amendment to the State Constitution that eliminates wording that gives local governments the right to restrict concealed carry of firearms.
The Constitution now reads: “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person.”
The proposed amendment reads: “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Because the proposal requires an amendment to the State Constitution, it must be approved by voters statewide in a general election.
“We are adopting the strongest, most iron-clad, constitutional protection for law-abiding gun owners,” Gov. Jindal said. “It’s our own Second Amendment, if you will, and I look forward to voting for this amendment in the fall.”
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