June 26 marks five years since 2nd amendment decision

By STATE SEN. JEAN FULLER

June 26 marks five years since 2nd amendment decisionToday marks the fifth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, a historic decision from our nation’s highest court. Up until then, Second Amendment opponents sought to limit an individual’s right to keep and bear arms by arguing that this right applied only to those serving in a ‘militia.’

Instead, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled clearly that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, for purposes including self-defense and that our Founding Fathers understood, behind only the right to free speech, the Second Amendment would safeguard the people against tyranny.

State Senator Jean Fuller is a co-author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 49, a measure that would commemorate the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller.

She represents the 18th Senate District, which includes Bakersfield, Barstow, Big Bear City, Bishop, California City, Exeter, Frazier Mountain, Lone Pine, Mojave, Needles, Porterville, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Taft, Tehachapi, Twenty-nine Palms, Tulare, Visalia and other areas in the Kern River Valley and in Inyo and San Bernardino counties.

Story First Published: 2013-07-03