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Kansas voters will be asked the change the state constitution on Election Day to clarify what the “right to bear arms” means.

“Basically what we’re doing is we’re putting in our constitution the fact that the right to own a firearm is an individual right not just a group right,” said Sen. Dick Kelsey who co-sponsored the bill.

The ballot question will read: “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 U.S. Supreme Court already ruled the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment grants individuals the right to bear firearms.

A “yes” vote would simply clarify that on the Kansas constitution.

A “no” vote won’t effect anything directly right now.

“You just don’t know what’s going to come down the road,” said Kelsey.

A constitutional amendment will prevent the legislature from passing a law restricting gun ownership.

Still, despite the divisive nature of the subject there has been little opposition.

“I have been amazed,” said Kelsey. “There has been very little publicity, no opposition that I can detect. And even the advocates for it haven’t said anything because everybody believes it’s going to pass overwhelmingly.”

Source: Dana Hertneky for KSN.com.

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