State Constitutions and the Right to Bear Arms

Forty-four US states include the right to bear arms in their state constitutions; six do not – California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.[1]ProCon.org, “State Constitutional Right to Bear Arms,” procon.org, May 18, 2015 One state, Iowa, has a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November 2022.[2]According to Ballotpedia: “The Iowa Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment is on the ballot in Iowa as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on November 8, 2022. A ‘yes’ … Continue reading

 

Last updated: September 2022

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1 ProCon.org, “State Constitutional Right to Bear Arms,” procon.org, May 18, 2015
2 According to Ballotpedia: “The Iowa Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment is on the ballot in Iowa as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on November 8, 2022. A ‘yes’ vote supports adding a right to own and bear firearms to the Iowa Constitution and … a ‘no’ vote opposes adding a right to own and bear firearms to the Iowa  Constitution.” See: Ballotpedia, “Iowa Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment (2022),” ballotpedia.org, accessed on September 19, 2022.