June 30, 2010
Given the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on Monday that the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms applies to individuals in the states, gun rights advocates are maneuvering to legally challenge and remove what they view as burdensome regulations on gun ownership and use.
“We are already preparing to challenge other highly restrictive anti-gun laws across the country,” said Alan Gottlieb, vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, in a statement. “Our objective is to win back our firearms freedoms one lawsuit at a time.”
The Second Amendment Foundation was one of the legal co-sponsors for the plaintiff in the case, McDonald v. Chicago, for which the Supreme Court ruled in favor on Monday.
Dave Workman, with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said he expects the “battlefield” over gun regulations to “expand to the states now,” and that there will be numerous challenges to gun laws and regulations across the country.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:26 am