Wisconsin Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Question 2 (1998)

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Wisconsin Question 2, also known as the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

Election results

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,205,873 73.9%
No425,05226.1%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1999-2000

Text of measure

The question on the ballot was:

Right to keep and bear arms. Shall section 25 of article I of the constitution be created to declare that the people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose?[2]

Constitutional changes

[Article I] Section 25. The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 53 & JR 27 (1995)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 11& JR 21 (1997)[1]

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