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Issa Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Restore 2nd Amendment Rights to D.C. Residents

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Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Darrell Issa, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement following the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to uphold the rights of D.C. gun owners in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller:

"Today's ruling affirms that law-abiding Americans have a constitutional right to own firearms for self-defense," said Issa.

"The 1976 D.C. law which prohibited law abiding citizens from keeping handguns in their homes for self-defense infringed on a constitutional right and failed to get guns out of the hands of criminals in our nation's capital," said Issa. "This ruling reaffirms that cities across America can't unconstitutionally restrict the rights of gun owners as a response to a failure to keep criminals locked-up and off our streets."

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