June 26, 2008

Crapo Applauds "Historic" Gun Rights Ruling

Says U.S. Supreme Court has upheld individual & Constitutional rights

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today noted the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision to uphold both the individual and Second Amendment rights of all Americans by upholding the Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. The high court today struck down local laws that banned handgun ownership in Washington, DC. Crapo is one of 55 U.S. Senators who signed a "Friend of the Court" brief supporting today's ruling and noting the rights of individuals in the case.

"The U.S. Supreme Court made a point in underscoring the Constitutional rights of every American today," Crapo said. "This ruling means that individual rights and the Second Amendment do matter-both for citizens and their government. The ruling also keeps secure the separation of powers for our branches of government-leaving the making of law to the Legislative Branch and not re-interpreting what the Founding Fathers intended."

The full details on today's Supreme Court decision can be found on Crapo's website. The web address is http://crapo.senate.gov.