According to this article published by al.com on Feb. 6, 2013 the Alabama house comittee has approved a new bill that would supposedly make it tougher for anti gun ownership laws to be passed.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, calling for a constitutional amendment to require that any restrictions against the right to bear arms be “subject to strict scrutiny," would have to pass a statewide vote in order to become law.
Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, chairman of the committee said “It means the government has to prove it’s absolutely essential to make these changes in the law,” according to the story.
The question here is...what is the motive? The 2nd amendment says what it says. It does not say individuals have the right to bear arms unless the government finds it essential to restrict this right. Glaring in its absence is the bill that would simply nullify any Federal law that violates the U.S. constitution including the 2nd or 10th amendment.
Also, shouldn't any law passed be "subject to strict scrutiny?" The idea that only anti-gun laws are subject to a high level of scrutiny should be considered prepostorous. The logical fear is that any law could be passed and simply justified by saying "this law was strictly scrutinized and it is absolutely essential that it be passed." Essential to who, one might ask, the individual or the government...