Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bosse Applauds Heller Decision

Urges Congressional Action to Guarantee Right of Gunowners

(Hillsboro) Hillsboro Republican Grant Bosse today applauded the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v Heller, which overturned the District of Columbia’s oppressive ban on private gun ownership and affirmed the individual right to keep and bear arms found in the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

“While Jennifer Horn supported more gun control laws, and Bob Clegg has sponsored a bill to regulate local gun ranges, I have been a steadfast supporter of the Second Amendment,” Bosse added. “I don’t expect the Paul Hodes-Nancy Pelosi Congress to do anything to implement the Heller Decision, which is why we need to send people to Congress who understand the history and importance of the Second Amendment. We need candidates who support the Second Amendment out of principle, and not out of political expediency.”

Bosse called for lifting a ban on carrying weapons for self-defense in National Parks, where hikers and campers face threats from predators, both animal and human. He also advocated re-examination of archaic statutes banning the manufacture of firearms that are legal to own and operate, and pushed for a federal reciprocity law honoring the rights of Americans to carry across state lines without fear of prosecution.

“The Second Amendment contains a civil right, to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities,” Bosse said. “I’m thrilled that the Supreme Court has clarified this simple truth. Now we need Congress to implement this decision by rolling back the useless restrictions on the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms.”

Read the Court's opinion here.

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