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Senator Tester Backs Individual Right to Bear Arms
Posted By Conn Carroll On February 11, 2008 @ 2:34 pm In Legal | Comments Disabled
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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URLs in this post:
 D.C. v. Heller: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm1775.cfm
 how the Second Amendment protects our rights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYkLheR6o9o
 how the D.C. gun ban hurts law-abiding citizens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4HlWqI-r5U
 one of 55 senators and 250 representatives: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=3451
 incompetence: http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2008_02_10-2008_02_16.shtml#1202690921
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