Proposed Iowa Constitutional Amendment to Keep and Bear Arms

Did you know that Iowa is one of only six states that does not guarantee a constitutional right to firearms?

That is about to change.

A legislatively referred constitutional amendment on the ballot next year will add Section 1A to Article 1 of the state’s Constitution:

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. 

Iowa has a long history of recognizing certain inalienable rights in Article 1, Section 1 of its Constitution “among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.”

Defending life and libertyPursuing and obtaining safety.  There’s no better way than to do this than by guaranteeing the right to constitutionally keep and bear arms.

You’ll hear more from GRL Law on this issue in the future.

Until then, keep an eye on the ballot on November 8, 2022.

And vote YES to add this right to the Iowa Constitution.