Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the District of Columbia v. Heller, a case challenging the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.'s gun ban. As a precursor to today's arguments, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) joined a majority of both houses of Congress last month in signing an amicus brief highlighting the historical meaning of the Second Amendment as understood by Congress.
"I believe first and foremost the cardinal principles set forth in the Second Amendment should not be stripped," stated McKeon. "That's why I signed onto the amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the individual right to bear arms in the District of Columbia. The last time the Supreme Court decided a Second Amendment-related case was in 1939 and as such, D.C. v. Heller will likely be the most important Second Amendment case of our time."