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admin 05-24-2012 06:30 PM

Controversial gun ownership bill backed in House

Earlier this month, members of the state House committee on criminal justice engaged in a heated debate over a controversial piece of legislation that would amend the state constitution to make “denial, infringement, or restriction” on the Second Amendment right to “acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life and property” subject to “strict scrutiny” in the courts — meaning the highest standard of judicial review and the strongest legal protection typically reserved for fundamental human rights would apply to gun ownership.

It ultimately passed 9-5 through that committee.? [ Read more ]

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