Patricia M. Zebrowski
On Nov. 8, 2022, Iowans will vote on the addition of an amendment to the state constitution. The "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" amendment uses language that goes beyond the protections laid out in the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.
Specifically, the measure on the ballot will read: "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."
This presentation will provide an overview of Iowa's existing gun laws and their impact, along with a discussion of the so-called "strict scrutiny" provision that is a key part of the proposed ballot measure.
Patricia M. Zebrowski is Professor Emerita, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
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