Failing to reach the required signatures to repeal seven pending anti-gun laws, “Veto Gunmageddon” is now seeking an amendment to the California Constitution that would protect peoples rights to bear arms.
The group launched a new effort on Tuesday to propose an amendment to the California Constitution that would make gun rights a key part of state law and that any legislation that does not line up with the amendment would become illegal.
The amendment would theoretically prevent legislature that would intrude on the Second Amendment because gun rights would be protected. Many states have state constitutional rights to keep and bear arms provisions, but one of those excluded is California.
The proposed amendment reads:
The right of the People to keep and bear arms
, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his or her home, person, family, another human being, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questionedin defense of themselves, or the state, shall not be infringed. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be deemed fundamental. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the Legislature from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those duly adjudged mentally infirm by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The group will have to gather 585,000 signatures over the course of six months to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the next general election ballet. Petitions will be allowed to be printed out at home and mailed in as well.
“Veto Gunmageddon” previously launched an effort to put six referendums on the ballot to repeal seven pending anti-gun laws that were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The group attempted to collect 450,000 signatures to satisfy the 365,000 required by law before September 29 to get the referendums on the ballot.
The group fell short and collected roughly half the needed signatures to get the referendums on the ballot.
“The California Legislature did not play fair and as a result we did not get enough signatures in the short period of time we had with the Veto Gunmageddon referendum,” Barry Bahrami, the San Diego businessman who started the project told Guns.com. “And so it is now time to put an end to their gun grab once and for all by way of an amendment to the California constitution.”