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Jill Goulart (left) signs in for voting, while Wendy Coleman assists her at the polling place at Glen View Elementary School during the 2012 Presidential Election on Tuesday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana voters have approved a constitutional amendment to strengthen already strong gun possession rights in the state.

The amendment eliminates language in the Louisiana Constitution that allows passage of laws prohibiting concealed weapons. It also includes a requirement that any gun restriction laws be held to a tough judicial standard.

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