[r21] Justices Upheld Constitution, says Walorski (6/28/2010)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Start Date: 6/28/2010 All Day
End Date: 6/28/2010
 

Please insert the following into your coverage of today's Supreme Court decision on the government's inability to restrain gun rights.

 

"I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding citizens' Second Amendment rights on this issue," said State Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown).

"This decision is significant because it stems from what is actually a suburban village ordinance. I am extremely pleased that the Justices recognized that the constitutional right to bear arms reaches to the federal, state and even local levels."

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The laws passed by the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park in Illinois completely banned hand guns.  In a case two years ago, the Supreme Court had protected an individual's right to possess guns, but that decision applied to self-defense in the home and only applied to federal laws. 

Today's case strikes down bans passed at the local level, broadly applying the Second Amendment to state and local laws, as well as federal laws.