Kansas Right to Bear Arms Question, Constitutional Amendment Question 1 (2010)
| Ordinance • Preamble • Bill of Rights|
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15
Text of amendment
- 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.’’
The summary of the proposed amendment reads as follows:
- 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.
- 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.
- The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; 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.
Former Kansas Senator Todd Tiahrt announced his endorsement of the measure, stating, "Our Founding Fathers believed that our right to keep and bear arms was fundamental to our very freedom as a people. I urge Kansans to support the Yes on 1 Ballot Initiative by helping to educate and inform their friends and neighbors about this important vote."
Patricia Stoneking, President of the Kansas State Rifle Association applauded the endorsement by Tiahrt when she stated, "We are excited and humbled that Todd Tiahrt will help continue to lead the charge for the Second Amendment in the State of Kansas by supporting the Yes on 1 Ballot Initiative."
Path to the ballot
- Kansas Senate
- Kansas House of Representatives
- Kansas 2010 ballot measures
- 2010 ballot measures
- Potential 2010 ballot measures
- Kansas Senate Official Website
- Kansas House of Representative Official Website
- Kansas Secretary of State
- NRA-ILA, "Kansas: State Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Passes House, Will be Placed on 2010 Ballot!", March 27, 2009
- Kansas Legislative Information, "From Senator Tim Huelskamp on SCR 1611 - Victory in the Senate and the House!", March 26, 2009
- Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1611
- The Volokh Conspiracy, "Kansas Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment", March 26, 2009
- American Chronicle, "Tiahrt endorses second amendment ballot initiative", March 29, 2010