Gordon Applauds Supreme Court Gun Ruling
In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual's right to bear arms. Republican candidate for Congress, Mark Gordon, applauded the Supreme Court's decision.
Gordon, a businessman and rancher, is an ardent defender of the Second Amendment. "I am pleased and relieved that the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the individual's right to bare arms. This decision settles the issue dating back to 1939 and ensures individuals can keep firearms for personal use and self defense," Gordon says.
The Supreme Court's decision overturned two provisions of the D.C. gun ban law. The first forbid private citizens from owning guns. The second required any guns to be unloaded, disassembled or kept with a trigger lock on. "The D.C. gun ban was fundamentally unconstitutional and put law abiding citizens' safety in jeopardy, says Gordon."
In addition to the utility of second amendment rights for ranchers, they have personal importance to Mark Gordon. Gordon's wife Jennie has a concealed weapon permit and was able to fend off an intruder to her home with a 38 caliber pistol in 2000, before they were married. "Jennie and I look forward to being legally able keep own firearm in the District of Columbia if the voters of Wyoming are kind enough to send me to Congress," Gordon says.
Gordon is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and while running the Ucross Ranch for Apache Corp educated aspiring hunters in gun safety.