Halbrook: Louisianans' right to bear arms needs more protection

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Amendment 2 will strengthen the Louisiana Constitution to ensure that such abuses never recur. It states: "The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny." The courts say the existing guarantee allows any restriction passing the toothless "rational basis" test. But "strict scrutiny" is the normal test for fundamental constitutional rights.

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