The Supreme Court tossed out a handgun ban in the nation’s capital on Thursday, holding for the first time that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right to self-defense and gun ownership. Read Wayne LaPierre's column from the NRA website, below:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The DC Decision
It looks to be a phenomal day for gun owners and District of Columbia residents. Our Founding Fathers wrote this as an individual right, they intended it to be an individual right, and the Court is now acknowledging that right.
It's a historic day for us as gun owners and us as Americans. As we read the decision we'll know muchmore about how Heller will impact gun owners around the nation. The next step is to ensure that every American has access to this right, no matter where they live. This court decision, I believe, will help us get there.
For more detailed information about the case, check out:
NRA Website, story includes Heller decision