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Please contact members of the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Justice TODAY and tell them to OPPOSE: HB4, HB141, and HB366

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/4/louisiana-gun-control-bills-to-be-heard-in-house-committee.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

April 14, 2013 at 5:15pm

On Tuesday, November 6, you have an opportunity to build an iron wall around your Second Amendment rights by voting YES on Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 2.

Louisiana’s current state provision is defective and leaves you unprotected against the whims of judges and politicians who think you shouldn’t have the right to own and use a firearm.

Now is the time to restore and fortify our gun rights. Protection of your first freedom can’t wait - do your part and stand with your fellow firearm owners and the NRA by choosing “YES on 2” this Election Day!

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/11/louisiana-voting-yes-on-2-means-restoring-and-protecting-your-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms.aspx

November 05, 2012 at 5:13pm

Click to listen why Gov Foster is VOTING 'YES on 2!!'

http://www.nrapvf.org/media-center.aspx

For more info:

www.nraila.org/yeson2

www.facebook.com/voteyeson2

Fact sheet:

http://www.nraila.org/media/9914064/yeson2flyer.pdf

October 29, 2012 at 10:14pm

Gov Jindal asks for YOUR support: '...I hope you'll join me in supporting Louisiana's own Second Amendment by voting YES on Constitutional Amendment #2.'

http://www.businessreport.com/article/20121018/BUSINESSREPORT02/121019791/0/daily-reportPM

October 18, 2012 at 10:48pm

On Tuesday, November 6th, VOTING 'YES on 2' Means Restoring Your Gun Rights in Louisiana!!

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/10/voting-yes-on-2-means-restoring-your-gun-rights-in-louisiana.aspx

October 06, 2012 at 9:35am

Only 34 days until Election Day!!

Here is a clear and simple overview of the proposed RKBA amendment:

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/ar...un-rights.aspx

For more information, visit: www.nraila.org/yeson2

October 03, 2012 at 10:48pm

Louisiana Shooting Association Strongly Endorses 'YES on 2!!'

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/9/louisiana-shooting-association-strongly-endorses-%E2%80%9Cyes-on-2%E2%80%9D.aspx

September 26, 2012 at 11:01pm

Check Out NRA's New 'YES on 2' Flyer!! SHARE it Today!!

http://nraila.org/media/9914064/yeson2-flyer.pdf

September 19, 2012 at 10:44pm

Need Your Help!! Please SHARE this NRA Email Alert with your family and friends -- spread the word to VOTE 'YES' on 2 on Tuesday, November 6th!!

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/9/defend-your-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms-in-louisiana%E2%80%93vote-%E2%80%9Cyes%E2%80%9D-on-2!.aspx

September 19, 2012 at 7:50am

NRA would like to ask for your support on the proposed Right to Keep and Bear Arms constitutional amendment by hitting 'Like' on our Vote YES on 2' facebook page: www.facebook.com/voteyeson2.

If you would like a bumper sticker, please contact NRA at ila-contact@nrahq.org or 1-800-392-8683

SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT – VOTE “YES” on 2!!

The proposed Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment would amend the Louisiana Constitution to state: “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.” If accepted by the voters on November 6, Louisiana will have the strongest guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms nationwide.

The proposed amendment reinforces Second Amendment rights, which the U.S. Supreme Court said (in McDonald v. Chicago) are “fundamental.” Restrictions on fundamental rights (e.g. right to free speech) are normally subject to what courts call “strict scrutiny” – which provides the strongest possible protection for the right. In short, gun laws should focus on punishing criminals, not law-abiding citizens.

But the U.S. Supreme Court rulings were won only by 5 to 4 margins. The four dissenting Justices claimed that individuals have no Second Amendment rights and that the government may ban guns – just as D.C. and Chicago had done. If just one of the five Justices resigns or dies, the vote could go the other way. Further, courts nationwide have been trying to nullify the rulings, saying that Second Amendment rights are not fundamental, and that even if they are, restrictions are not subject to strict scrutiny, but instead are subject only to “intermediate scrutiny” or other tests where the right is “balanced” away.

The proposed amendment is needed now not just to stand up to these judicial trends, but also because Louisiana needs to revise its current defective guarantee. The Louisiana Constitution says that the right to bear arms shall not be “abridged,” except that “this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit” carrying a concealed weapon – which could be even in one’s own home. Further, the Louisiana Supreme Court has said that the right may be restricted if a majority in the legislature thinks it “reasonable” to do so. The standard for restrictions must be higher than that.

Gun bans and harassment of gun owners routinely occur in places like New York City, New Jersey, and California. Don’t think it cannot happen here. Remember in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when the New Orleans police declared that “no one but the police may have a gun,” and launched a campaign to confiscate guns from citizens in their own homes and businesses, leaving them at the mercy of criminals and looters? Despite a lawsuit, most victims never got their guns back. Nothing like that should ever happen again in Louisiana.

The proposed amendment will protect future generations from any legislative power grabs and rubber stamping by future courts that would disrespect our rights. Its language is historic, and it will send a message nationwide that Louisiana stands in the forefront of states that will not tolerate infringements on our fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

Appreciate all your support!!

September 11, 2012 at 3:16pm

Ask Your State Senator to defend the Second Amendment in Louisiana and OPPOSE SB526!!

Introduced by State Senator Edwin R. Murray (D-4), SB 526 would create an unnecessary exception to the recent law that prohibits employers from denying Louisianans the right to transport and store lawfully possessed firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles, including while traversing or parking in any parking lot, parking garage or other parking area. The creation of any exemption would undermine the law and undoubtedly lead to more attempts to remove our right to self-defense from places we lawfully frequent.

This anti-gun legislation will likely be heard this upcoming week!!

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5823

Find your State Senator here: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/senators/Offices.asp

Senate Switchboard: 225-342-2040

(NOTE: To 'Gerald' below)

The information is not incorrect. The legislation is the first attempt at 'carving out' an entity from the parking lot law passed in 2008. The parking lot law prohibits an employer--public or private--from denying you the ability to have a lawfully-owned firearm in your locked vehicle in the parking area (there are limited exceptions)--allowing you to defend yourself to and from work or even to store firearms for hunting before or after work.

And,yes, the legislation will be heard this week.

May 14, 2010 at 4:31pm

Ask Your State Senator to defend the Second Amendment in Louisiana and OPPOSE SB526!!

Introduced by State Senator Edwin R. Murray (D-4), SB 526 would create an unnecessary exception to the recent law that prohibits employers from denying Louisianans the right to transport and store lawfully possessed firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles, including while traversing or parking in any parking lot, parking garage or other parking area. The creation of any exemption would undermine the law and undoubtedly lead to more attempts to remove our right to self-defense from places we lawfully frequent.

This anti-gun legislation will likely be heard this upcoming week!!

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5823

Find your State Senator here: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/senators/Offices.asp

Senate Switchboard: 225-342-2040

May 14, 2010 at 4:27pm
A comment titled: YES on 2 in response to a report titled: Gov Mike Foster is VOTING 'YES on 2' and Asking for YOUR Support!!

It is broke and that is why we are attempting to fix it. Please see above links for more information.

1.) The Louisiana courts rendered the current right to keep and bear arms amendment meaningless because they assigned it the lowest level of legal protection -- this level of protection would allow virtually any gun control law passed to be deemed constitutional. The proposed amendment fixes this issue by requiring the courts to protect the right to keep and bear arms as a 'fundamental' right and assigning it the highest level of protection -- the same level of protection as your right to free speech and your right to vote.

2.) The Louisiana legislature currently has the express authority to ban the carrying of concealed weapons -- even in your home. The proposed amendment would remove this provision and protect law-abiding Louisianan's right to carry a firearm.

3.) Heller v DC and McDonald v Chicago, the landmark Second Amendment cases, were decided by 5-4 votes. 4 U.S. Supreme Court justices held that you do not have a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms. The next President will have the opportunity to appoint between 1 and 3 Supreme Court justices and the possibility exists that a future U.S. Supreme Court could easily overturn Heller and McDonald. If this happened, Louisianans would have virtually no protections from the state government -- because your current state-level provision has been rendered meaningless by the courts. The proposed amendment builds an iron-wall around your Second Amendment rights in Louisiana.

Let me know if you have any questions.

November 05, 2012 at 12:52pm
A comment titled: YES on 2 in response to a report titled: Gov Mike Foster is VOTING 'YES on 2' and Asking for YOUR Support!!

In addition to my above explanation and information, I will give you the three main reasons for the change:

1.) The Louisiana courts rendered the current right to keep and bear arms amendment meaningless because they assigned it the lowest level of legal protection -- this level of protection would allow virtually any gun control law passed to be deemed constitutional. The proposed amendment fixes this issue by requiring the courts to protect the right to keep and bear arms as a 'fundamental' right and assigning it the highest level of protection -- the same level of protection as your right to free speech and your right to vote.

2.) The Louisiana legislature currently has the express authority to ban the carrying of concealed weapons -- even in your home. The proposed amendment would remove this provision and protect law-abiding Louisianan's right to carry a firearm.

3.) Heller v DC and McDonald v Chicago, the landmark Second Amendment cases, were decided by 5-4 votes. 4 U.S. Supreme Court justices held that you do not have a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms. The next President will have the opportunity to appoint between 1 and 3 Supreme Court justices and the possibility exists that a future U.S. Supreme Court could easily overturn Heller and McDonald. If this happened, Louisianans would have virtually no protections from the state government -- because your current state-level provision has been rendered meaningless by the courts. The proposed amendment builds an iron-wall around your Second Amendment rights in Louisiana.

Let me know if you have any questions.

November 03, 2012 at 5:48am

The proposed amendment is historical because it will be the first time a state will recognize the right to keep and bear arms as fundamental and provide the highest legal protections -- strict scrutiny. Strict scrutiny requires state courts to respect the fundamental right to keep and bear arms when reviewing any statute.

The current right to keep and bear arms amendment in the state constitution has been rendered meaningless by the Louisiana courts because they assigned it the lowest level of judicial review (rational basis) -- virtually any future gun control legislation would be deemed constitutional under this level of review. The proposed amendment requires the highest level (strict scrutiny) -- if passed, it would be the first time Louisiana protects the right to keep and bear arms on the same level as your right to free speech and right to vote.

Additionally, the proposed amendment removes the legislature's constitutional authority to ban concealed carry. The removal of this provision will protect law-abiding Louisianan's right to carry.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

1.) NRA 'YES on 2' page: www.nraila.org/yeson2

2.) NRA's fact sheet on 'YES on 2:' http://www.nraila.org/media/9914064/yeson2flyer.pdf

3.) NRA 'YES on 2' facebook page: www.facebook.com/voteyeson2

4.) NRA's Executive Director of the Institute for Legislative Action Op-Ed on the importance of 'YES on 2':

A historic opportunity for Louisiana voters to protect their gun rights:

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/november-6-a-historic-opportunity-for-louisiana-voters-to-protect-their-gun-rights.aspx

5.) Stephen Halbrook, leading Second Amendment Scholar and litigator:

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Needs More Protection:

http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2012/10/right_to_bear_arms_needs_more.html

6.) Dave Kopel, Second Amendment Scholar:

Louisiana amendment to strengthen right to keep and bear arms, on November ballot

http://www.volokh.com/2012/10/03/louisiana-amendment-to-strengthen-right-to-arms-on-november-ballot/

November 01, 2012 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: 'YES on 2' in response to a report titled: Gov Mike Foster is VOTING 'YES on 2' and Asking for YOUR Support!!

I am not familiar with the legislation that you reference. However, it is indisputable that Gov Foster is a strong supporter of Louisianan's Second Amendment rights and proud hunting traditions.

You and I would most likely agree that it is commendable for Governors Jindal and Foster to take a strong stand on behalf of gun owners and sportsmen and women. There are others currently out there taking the opposite position -- openly and publicly opposing your right to keep and bear arms. Another clear reason to vote 'YES on 2!!'

October 31, 2012 at 5:02pm
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