Also last week, Iowans for Responsible Gun Ownership announced a campaign to defeat a proposed amendment to Iowa’s Constitution that will be on the ballot this November. The amendment would add a “strict scrutiny” standard to any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms, making it a fundamental right. It would virtually eliminate the ability of the state legislature to regulate this right.
The bishops advise a “no” vote this fall. “The right to bear arms as found in our Constitution must be balanced against the safety and well-being of the populace as a whole,” the Iowa bishops said.
For more information, including an informational flier, go to the Iowans for Responsible Gun Laws website at www.iowansforresponsiblegunlaws.com.