Two Americas: Iowa and Oregon Head
in Different Directions on Gun Rights

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By Larry Keane. Nov 19, 2022

Voters in Iowa and Oregon made their voices heard at the ballot box on election day with vastly different outcomes.

One state reaffirmed its support for the Second Amendment while the other imposed crippling 'gun control' laws on law-abiding citizens.

Iowans Vote for Freedom

Voters in the Hawkeye state approved a ballot measure to add state-level Second Amendment guarantees to the Iowa Constitution, protecting gun rights from possible future questionable gun restrictions. After garnering more than 65 percent of the vote, Iowans left little doubt that they believe in the Second Amendment.

he approved ballot measure means the state's constitution will be amended to add: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny."

The amendment also inscribed the right to keep and bear arms as, "a fundamental individual right," and requires any restrictions on gun rights to survive "strict scrutiny," the highest legal hurdle for state legislation to clear. .....


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