Now, Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA, has weighed in on this important court victory.
“The Second Amendment protects the fundamental, individual right of Americans to not only keep arms, but also to bear arms,” Cox said. “D.C. residents have suffered under a near total ban on their right to carry a firearm for self-defense. Today’s ruling is an important step toward protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
In the majority decision, Judge Thomas Griffith wrote, “At the Second Amendment's core lies the right of responsible citizens to carry firearms for personal self-defense beyond the home.”
Cox agreed, stating: “Governments should not be allowed to take constitutional rights away from law-abiding citizens. This decision demonstrates that the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense is clearly protected by the Second Amendment.”