The proposed amendment would mandate that Iowa courts "strictly scrutinize" any attempt to regulate firearms and ammunition in the state.
Via Iowa Public Radio:
Advocates for and against gun rights spoke out at the Capitol today on a proposed amendment to the Iowa constitution.
The amendment states that Iowans’ rights to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for all legitimate purposes shall not be infringed, and that courts should strictly scrutinize any attempt to regulate them.
Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) said the amendment backs up Second Amendment rights already secured by the U.S. Constitution
“It spells it out very clearly and concisely so that there is no question about what our Second Amendment rights are,” Windschitl said, “and that if they are to be regulated the regulations will be held to a very high level of scrutiny by our judicial system.”
The proposed amendment cleared a GOP-dominated three-member panel in the Iowa House. It must pass two successive general assemblies and be approved by a vote of the people before it is enacted.