Sometimes when high stakes things happen, things AREN’T always quite written as it should be. Thus, I smiled when I saw this tweet:
— Kevin Landrigan (@KlandriganUL) August 9, 2019
I did not know that the NH Constitution, for every time that I have read it (not as much as some but a whole lot more than most – perhaps even a lot of lawyers that have passed the NH Bar), actually has “Amendments”. We do, however, have “Articles” and I believe that is what Kevin Landrigan meant (but you can see it properly used in Chris’s piece on Sununu “signing document” in vetoing these bad gun grabbing bills).
We just thought we should give Kevin just a bit of help here:
Article 2-A of the NH Constitution:
[Art.] 2-a. [The Bearing of Arms.] All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.
December 1, 1982
Period. No “escape” clauses, no “hedging”, no wiggle room. I really wish our judicial system would throw out its “case law is Primary” and go back to the actual Founding document.
Much easier to read for those that can’t do (or bother to) diagram the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
But then again, I see a lot of journalists making similar mistakes…