Friday, October 9, 2009

Sens. Hutchison, Tester, Rep. Souder to file amicus brief in Chicago gun case

From The Hill:
Two pro-gun rights senators are wading into a lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court that could further expand the Second Amendment and restrict governments’ ability to police the flow of firearms.

Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are joining Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) in filing a joint amicus brief before the Supreme Court — repeating an effort they first made last year in the District of Columbia’s gun-rights case.

The lawmakers say they plan to ask justices to apply the Second Amendment more forcibly to states, siding with the National Rifle Association in seeking to overturn the city of Chicago’s handgun registration laws. ...

Article here. As you may recall, Senator Hutchison also led the effort last year to file an amicus brief in support of the individual-rights position in D.C. v. Heller at the Supreme Court. That brief was signed and supported by majorities in both houses of Congress.

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