Congressman Paul Reacts to DC v. Heller PDF Print E-mail

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2008

Congressman Paul Reacts to the DC v. Heller Decision

Washington , DC - Congressman Ron Paul made the following statement today in reaction to the landmark Supreme Court decision: 

“Today is an exciting day for the Bill of Rights as the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that individuals do indeed have a Constitutional right to own guns.  I am pleased with this ruling.  As a strong proponent of 2nd Amendment rights it is encouraging to see the Supreme Court defining this important right as an individual right against federal intrusion.  Gun control laws virtually guarantee that only criminals and tyrants remain armed which, like concentration of power, causes crime and tyranny to increase.   However, we must now stand guard to ensure this decision does not result in the creeping federalization of gun restrictions.”