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Rehberg Predicts Victory for Gun Owners

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Rehberg Predicts Victory for Gun Owners

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today predicted gun owners across the country would be victorious in overturning the D.C. gun ban which was debated yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the case of the District of Columbia v. Heller several D.C. residents have challenged the District's laws that essentially prohibit armed self-defense in the home.

"This week, the shadow of the Supreme Court stretches all the way to Montana," said Rehberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Second Amendment Caucus. "The ruling of the Court on the D.C. gun ban will affect the ability of Montanans to own firearms for generations to come. Thankfully, the evidence is abundantly clear. The Bill of Rights clearly protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms and the D.C. ban just doesn't pass constitutional muster. It's time we restore this fundamental right to gun owners across America."

During listening sessions in Roundup and Winnett, Rehberg emphasized the implications the case had on Montana gun owners. Earlier this year, Rehberg signed onto several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court opposing the gun ban. Rehberg is also a sponsor of legislation to repeal the gun ban.

"The letters of support I get from Montanans on behalf of an individual right to keep and bear arms have been overwhelming," said Rehberg. "We've sent every message possible to let the Supreme Court know how we feel. Firearms are a part of America's heritage; it's time to defend that heritage starting in Washington at the U.S. Supreme Court."


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