Minden Press-Herald

Sep 15th

Proposed Amendment 2 affects right to bear arms

(Editor's Note: Between now and the November 6 election, the Press-Herald will examine each of the nine proposed Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the ballot.)

Proposed Amendment 2 on the November 6 ballot would change language in the state constitution, reportedly providing the strongest protection of the right to bear arms in the country.

"Under the current law, the interpretation could be such that you could literally ban firearms, which are protected under the Second Amendment to the Constitution," said State senator Robert Adley, who is one co-author of the bill. "As I understand it was a technical issue that arose out of a court case, that needed to be corrected."

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