Congressman Roscoe Bartlett said, "I applaud U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg for upholding our Constitution's Second Amendment right for law-abiding Marylanders to own and use a handgun in defense of themselves and their family. Unfortunately, there are other local jurisdictions that restrict this Constitutional right. That is why I have reintroduced the Citizens' Self-Defense Act, H.R. 2252. As Judge Legg correctly ruled, the burden should be on the government to prove that an American is unfit to exercise this Constitutional right. Law abiding Americans should not have to prove to governments that they have a need to own and use a gun to defend themselves and their family members."