Owens Praises Supreme Court Decision to Protect Gun Rights

Owens Praises Supreme Court Decision to Protect Gun Rights – Congressman Bill Owens released the following statement praising today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in the case McDonald v. Chicago, a challenge to the city of Chicago’s gun control law: “I applaud this decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the federally protected right of every American to keep and bear arms. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I am glad to see that it cannot be infringed upon by state and local governments,” said Owens. Congressman Owens is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and recently signed on to a bipartisan amicus curiae brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Chicago’s unconstitutional ban on... read more

Congressman Murphy Statement on Supreme Court Decision Defending 2nd Amendment

Congressman Murphy Statement on Supreme Court Decision Defending 2nd Amendment – Today, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) released the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision to protect the 2nd Amendment and strike down Chicago’s ban on handguns. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, D.C. and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the country. The opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago brings an end to the nearly 30 year-long handgun ban that the city has imposed on its law-abiding citizens. “I commend the United States Supreme Court for protecting our constitutional right to bear arms. I was honored to lend my voice to this case by signing an Amicus Brief because the government does not have the right to violate the 2nd Amendment and strip American citizens of this critical freedom. This landmark decision will further strengthen the constitutional precedent and protect our rights from unjust laws for years to... read more

City’s Tough Handgun Laws Could be Challenged by Supreme Court Ruling on Chicago

City’s Tough Handgun Laws Could be Challenged by Supreme Court Ruling on Chicago – The Supreme Court has ruled that cities and states cannot violate the Second Amendment when they enact gun control laws. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expressing confidence that New York city’s gun regulations will withstand any legal challenge that might emerge from today’s Supreme Court... read more

Local support for Supreme Court decision on gun ownership

Local support for Supreme Court decision on gun ownership – The US Supreme Court Monday decided to protect the Second Amendment to the Constitution and strike down Chicago’s ban on handguns. In a five to four decision, the court ruled the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, DC and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the... read more

Supremes Open Season on City Gun Laws

Supremes Open Season on City Gun Laws – The Supreme Court knocked down Chicago’s ban on handguns yesterday and cleared the way for gun rights groups to file suit against New York’s City’s tough laws on who can keep and carry. The initial reaction of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court on 2nd Amendment rights was that “I am hopeful that it will not require New York to change any of its gun... read more

Schneiderman & Donovan agree on microstamping

Rivals see eye to eye on microstamping – In a political atmosphere where it’s often taboo to agree with the opposing political party during campaign season, two attorney general candidates came together to fight for a bill that would have helped law enforcement track bullet casings back to the gun they were fired... read more

Kimber: Opponents of Microstamping = Senators Who Have Done Their Homework

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Microstamping = Senators Who Have Done Their Homework – Currently proposed Microstamping legislation is not the “common-sense legislation” NYAGV’s Jackie Hilly and other proponents would have you believe. The truth is that three independent studies have reached the same conclusion – that this sole-sourced technology is unreliable and easily defeated by... read more
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