Hailing another victory for gun owners and Second Amendment advocates nationwide, U.S. Rep. Zack Space (OH-18) today praised the Supreme Court's ruling that the right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed upon by state and local governments. The ruling came in the case McDonald v. Chicago, a challenge to the city of Chicago's gun control law -- one of the strictest in the nation.
Space, along with a bipartisan majority of his Congressional colleagues, had previously signed on to an amicus curiae brief urging the Court to overturn Chicago's restrictive and unconstitutional ban.
"Today's ruling has put the Supreme Court on the side of every Constitution-loving American," said Space. "Our right to keep and bear arms is a cornerstone of our Constitution, given to us by our Founding Fathers, and it can never be taken away."
"Law-abiding citizens should never be restricted from exercising the rights given to us in the Constitution," Space continued.
The Court's 5-4 decision, which finds that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments, comes as a blow to overzealous gun control advocates and is a major victory for gun owners nationwide. Congressman Space has been a consistent fighter for Second Amendment rights in Congress, introducing legislation to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATFE), which cuts bureaucratic red tape that restricts the gun rights of law-abiding citizens.
Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office, and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.
More information on FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO is available at http://space.house.gov/RENEW.