The Maine Right to Keep and Bear Arms Referendum, also known as Question 12, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure clarified the right to keep and bear arms by removing the words, "for the common defense," from Section 16 of Article I of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Question 12 (1987)|
| Yes|| 216,013|| 57.57%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article I, Section 16
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to clarify the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms?"
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this text can be read here.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 3, 1987: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 27, 1987
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Thirteenth Legislature, "Constitutional Resolutions, Chapter 2," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.