Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are joining Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) in filing a joint amicus brief before the Supreme Court — repeating an effort they first made last year in the District of Columbia’s gun-rights case.
The lawmakers say they plan to ask justices to apply the Second Amendment more forcibly to states, siding with the National Rifle Association in seeking to overturn the city of Chicago’s handgun registration laws.
The Supreme Court last year already struck down the D.C. gun ban by rullng that the Second Amendment guaranteed a fundamental right to keep and bear arms. The Court last week agreed to hear the Chicago case during its fall term.
“With its landmark decision in D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court affirmed an individual’s right to bear arms is a fundamental, Constitutionally-guaranteed liberty,” said Hutchison. Read more
Source: the hill.com