Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court reaffirmed in McDonald v. Chicago that Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This decision comes on the same day that the Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Solicitor General Elena Kagan.
"For too long, Americans living in certain parts of the United States have been prevented by local governments from exercising their right to keep and bear arms," said Congressman Price. "Thankfully, the Supreme Court has correctly reaffirmed that the Second Amendment applies in every corner of the country. But the small margin by which this decision was reached also highlights the need for Supreme Court Justices who fully appreciate the basic rights ensured by the Constitution. Solicitor General Elena Kagan's previous work to push the Clinton Administration's anti-Second Amendment agenda does not inspire confidence that she would use a seat on our highest court to protect the rights of the American people."