Wicker Praises Supreme Court’s Ruling that Overturns D.C. Gun Ban

June 26, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, overturning Washington D.C.’s gun ban, which made it illegal for law-abiding citizens to possess an operable firearm in their homes.   

“I have always believed the Second Amendment provides individual Americans with a constitutional right to own and possess firearms, and I am glad the Supreme Court affirmed that belief today.

“Following years of attack by liberal activists and anti-gun groups who have argued against individual rights, this ruling provides law-abiding citizens across the country the clear guidance they needed and deserved.” 

Sen. Wicker, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, has a strong history of supporting the Second Amendment.  Earlier this year, Sen. Wicker joined a number of his colleagues in signing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to restore Second Amendment rights to the citizens of Washington, D.C.