State Senator Don Barrington of Lawton praised Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect individuals’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
“The U.S. Supreme Court got this one right. The founding fathers intended the Second Amendment to protect the rights of individual Americans to own guns, and we finally have a ruling from the high court that the liberal gun-grabbers have gone too far in trying to take away our gun rights,” said Barrington, who is a member of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association.
“This is excellent news for gun owners and for all Americans who want to own guns for hunting or to protect their families and homes,” said Barrington.
In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns, ruling that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.