User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Gun Protection Amendment (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-29

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: Elections, 2012 | Constitutional amendments | Firearms | Gun Control | Law


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Riser, Neil Interviewee
  • Franks, Maurice Interviewee
  • Medina, Isabel Interviewee


This segment from the June 29, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on a constitutional amendment up for a vote on the Fall 2012 ballot that protects the gun ownership rights of Louisiana citizens. Sanford reports that the amendment was inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in “McDonald v. Chicago” (2010) and that it calls for “strict scrutiny” of the law. Sanford interviews: State Senator Neil Riser, the author of the constitutional amendment; Southern University Law Professor Maurice Franks; and Loyola University Law Professor Isabel Medina. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford