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Rep. Young Applauds Supreme Court Ruling

Washington, D.C. - Alaskan Congressman Don Young lauded the Supreme Court today for their decision in the case of McDonald vs. the City of Chicago which defends the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens.  Rep. Young had previously weighed in on the case by signing an amicus curiae brief that affirmed an individual's right to keep and bear arms.  

"The Second Amendment is vital to our freedom and a fundamental constitutional right," said Rep. Young.  "These freedoms are among the most important that we enjoy as residents of the United States of America; the Second Amendment should apply equally to all law-abiding citizens, and not be dependent on which city you reside in.  In Alaska, close to two-thirds of citizens are proud gun owners, myself included.  Gun bans don't just affect one area, but can have far-reaching consequences, and if the Supreme Court were to strike down the rights of one city, who's to say it wouldn't eventually affect our great State?  I commend the Supreme Court for their work upholding the laws that protect our freedoms, and will continue to work tirelessly in Congress to ensure these freedoms are protected."

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