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  • Senator Tester Backs Individual Right to Bear Arms

    In anticipation of the Match 18 oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the D.C. v. Heller gun-ban case, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) told an audience at The Heritage Foundation that the Second Amendment is as plainly an individual right as the right to free speech, religion and assembly:


    Tester also touched on how the Second Amendment protects our rights and on how the D.C. gun ban hurts law-abiding citizens. Tester is one of 55 senators and 250 representatives to sign an amicus brief arguing the Second Amendment is an individual right.

    Considering the incompetence of the District of Columbia police department, we hope the justices side with Tester and the majority of Congress.

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