From The Volokh Conspiracy,

The Kansas House and Senate have just put on the November 2010 ballot a proposed Kansas right to bear arms constitutional amendment that would 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.

They’re doing it because the Kansas Supreme Court held that the current language doesn’t secure an individual’s right.

Some interesting facts about other State Constitutions:

As I discuss in my state constitutional right to bear arms article (pdf), an individual right to bear arms to self-defense is expressly secured (either by the text or by court interpretation of the text) by the constitutions of 40 states. The matter is not resolved in two states, Hawaii and Virginia. The provisions in two states, Kansas (not for long now) Kansas and Massachusetts, have been interpreted as securing only a collective right, whatever that might mean under a state constitution. And six state constitutions, those of California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York, don’t mention a right to bear arms.

Thanks to Instapundit

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