Sen. Salazar's Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold the Second Amendment, Gun Rights

Statement

By:  Ken Salazar
Date: June 26, 2008
Location: Washington, DC


Sen. Salazar's Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold the Second Amendment, Gun Rights

Today, Senator Salazar issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that the District of Columbia's handgun ban is unconstitutional and that the Constitution protects an individual's right to own a gun.

"Today's decision reaffirms what the Founders intended when they wrote the Constitution and what millions of Americans already know: the Second Amendment protects the right of a law-abiding individual to own a gun. The District of Columbia's ban on all handgun possession went too far and was rightly declared unconstitutional."