Rep. Tom Price (GA-06-R) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision preserving the original intent of the Second Amendment. In the District of Columbia vs. Heller, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the absolute prohibition of handguns in the District of Columbia.
"Once and for all, the individual right of law-abiding Americans to bear arms has been affirmed," said Rep. Price. "Today's ruling is among the most responsible and significant in our nation's history. It is the benchmark by which all future cases regarding the Second Amendment will be gauged and validates the intent of our Founding Fathers.
"This decision demonstrates the immense importance of responsible appointments to the Supreme Court bench. Justice Scalia and those joining him in the majority decision should be applauded for their prudence and devotion to the Constitution. We must remember our laws and basic rights cannot be preserved without the vigilant defense of a High Court committed to our Constitution."