BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Mike Foster is featured in an NRA radio ad supporting a constitutional amendment that would set a tougher standard for restricting weapons use and remove a provision that spells out legislative authority to limit concealed handguns.
Supporters of Amendment No. 2 say the change would guard against possible future Supreme Court rulings that might affect the Second Amendment.
In the ad, paid for by the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association, Foster says he's voting for the amendment to "guarantee our rights to own a gun in Louisiana no matter what happens in Washington."
Opponents say the current language in the constitution protects gun rights. They say a rewritten provision could open the door to lawsuits nullifying most of Louisiana's gun limits, including gun-free zones at schools.
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