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RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends the California Constitution to add a personal right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, and home. Requires state to prove a compelling government interest for any action regulating the keeping and bearing of arms. Provides that this amendment, and such state laws as it allows, take precedence over county, city, and local government regulations on this subject. Allows the state to continue regulating the acquisition or possession of arms by felons, minors, mentally incompetent persons, or persons subject to restraining orders based on their violent conduct. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: This measure would result in unknown, potential costs to the state and unknown net fiscal effects on local governments.
Donald J. Kilmer, Esq., Geoffrey M. Metcalf, Law Office of Donald Kilmer, 1261 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 108, . San Jose, CA 95125-3030, (408) 998-8489
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RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 943 (2001).