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  •  It's a consequence (2+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber, allergywoman

    Of people getting whipped up into a frenzy and passing a State constitutional amendment. An amendment apparently not needed until now. Why do you think that happened?

    Here was the question on the ballot measure last year:

    Do you support an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana to provide that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction of that right requires the highest standard of review by a court?
    Sound familiar?

    We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

    by i understand on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:18:41 AM PDT

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    •  Still not a 2nd issue. Many states protect the (2+ / 0-)
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      lcj98, Clem Yeobright

      right to keep and bear arms in their state constitutions as well.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:44:55 AM PDT

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      •  I think all states have that in their constitution (1+ / 0-)
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        or at least some variation of the Bill of Rights.

        The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing online commenters that they have anything to say.-- B.F.

        by lcj98 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:52:23 AM PDT

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        •  Yes, but the language can vary considerably (1+ / 0-)
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          as I recall, as evidenced by the wide range of degrees of restriction from state to state, before the 2nd was incorporated via the 14th in Miller.

          Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

          by Robobagpiper on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:57:14 AM PDT

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