The main logic seems to be that since public opinion polls show majority support for the measure, that outweighs the constitutional problems. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and David VItter (R-LA) usually are the ones harping most loudly against "activist" judges and for 2nd Amendment gun rights. So much for consistency.
Thanks to reader Adi for the link. Huffington Postreports on a data compiled by America's Voice showing crime in Arizona dropping dramatically across the state for most of the last decade EXCEPT for the area controlled by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Which goes to show you that facts matter very little to Arizonans buying into the antis arguments.
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