Cisneros votes for second amendment protection for state

Muscatine's State Representative Mark Cisneros.

Des Moines, Iowa–Today, Representative Mark Cisneros (R-Muscatine) of House District 91 voted to support a constitutional amendment to protect Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms, helping pass it through the Iowa House.

HJR-4 would ensure Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms is constitutionally protected by adding the following amendment to the Constitution, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”

“Iowa is one of only six states that currently has no language in its Constitution that protects the fundamental right to keep and bear arms,” said Cisneros. “This legislation would give Iowans the opportunity to state explicitly and unequivocally that their right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon by any future Legislature or overzealous Justices that are hostile to the Second Amendment.”

The amendment was passed in 2019 and, upon passage in the Senate, will be on the ballot in 2022 to give Iowans the final say.