Ballot Measures

Amend section 4 of the bill of rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, relating to the right to bear arms

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A PROPOSITION to amend section 4 of the bill of rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, relating to the right to bear arms. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate and two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives concurring therein: Section 1 . The following proposition to amend the Constitution of the State of Kansas shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their approval or rejection: Section 4 of the bill of rights of the con- stitution of the state of Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows: 4. Individual right to bear arms; armies. A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose ; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be tolerated, and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.'' Sec. 2 . The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with the amendment as a whole: Explanatory statement. The purpose of this amendment is to pre- serve constitutionally the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for all other lawful purposes, including hunting and recreation. A vote for this amendment would constitutionally preserve the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose. A vote against this amendment would provide for no constitutional right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose.''

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