Very good ! You win the prize for best post in a month.When you look at some other state constitutions, you find that the stated right is accompanied by a stated government power to regulate the right. A few of examples,
Georgia-"The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne."
Illinois: "Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Louisiana: "The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person."
Mississippi: "The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power where thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons."
How is it that our state constitutional provision mentions no state power to regulate yet they do regulate it? If states do not need constitutional authority to regulate, why did the above states feel it necessary to include the authority in their constitutions?