Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today made the following statement on the Supreme Court overturning the D.C. gun ban.
"Today's ruling by the Supreme Court on D.C.'s gun ban is a great victory for Second Amendment rights around the country. This ruling reaffirms the obvious fact that our Founding Fathers intended for gun possession to be an individual right, not simply a right for "militias." D.C.'s gun ban was the most restrictive in the country. It consisted of a total ban on hand guns, and a requirement that shotguns and rifles had to be kept in the home and disassembled, making them useless for even defending one's home. I will continue to do what I can in Congress to defend our rights that are provided in the Constitution."