Congressional hopefuls Grant Bosse, Jennifer Horn and Bob Clegg also applauded the ruling — the court's first major pronouncement on gun rights. The Republicans hope to challenge Democrat Paul Hodes in the 2nd District race.
"Hopefully this decision will show the activist judges and liberal organizations that when the founding fathers wrote that 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed' they actually meant it," Horn said.
Bosse wants Congress to go even further, including 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 would lift bans on making weapons that are legal to own and would push for a federal law "honoring the rights of Americans to carry (weapons) across state lines without fear of prosecution."
Clegg said the ruling confirmed the Second Amendment's intent regarding gun ownership — and the role of government.
"The writers knew that protections of the citizen must be granted to protect us from the natural progression of new government, which tends to grow and attempt to increase their controls over the people," Clegg said.
Friday, June 27, 2008
From the Associated Press
The Associated Press wraps up reaction to the Heller case. Grant Bosse is the only candidate who goes beyond praising the Court's decision and advocates fully restoring our Second Amendment rights: